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Definition of "pharisaical" []

  • Same as pharisaic.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "pharisaical" in a sentence
  • "Stael: "To understand everything means to forgive everything," has never particularly appealed to me; it has the odor of the confessional; to forgive one's fellow being conveys the idea of pharisaical superiority."
  • "Madame de Stael: "To understand everything means to forgive everything," has never particularly appealed to me; it has the odor of the confessional; to forgive one's fellow-being conveys the idea of pharisaical superiority."
  • "a completely newapproach, quite at odds with the usual way man evaluates things: they rule out any kind of pharisaical religiosity, which regards earthly happiness as a blessing from God and a reward for good behavior, and unhappi - ness and misfortune as a form of punishment."