Definition of Pharisee noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    Pharisee

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    NAmE//ˈfærəsi//
     
     
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  1. 1a member of an ancient Jewish group who followed religious laws very strictly
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who is very proud of the fact that they have high religious and moral standards, but who does not care enough about other people synonym hypocrite
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