GRE Word List

PHARISAICAL

pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical

The meaning of the word pharisaical is pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical.

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