In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) con pretensiones de superioridad moral(person) farisaico(tone) de superioridad moral
- I think all this self-righteous morality is just jealousy with a halo and hypocrisy.
- This sort of smug, self-righteous moralising is exactly what the original American student was speaking out against.
- The tone is superior and self-righteous, but there is some truth to what Wills was saying.
- Is it any wonder I am infuriated by smug, self-righteous politicians who know nothing about country life yet want to abolish hunting with hounds?
- We'd give them the belt, but their self-righteous indignation is cloying.
- You spend lots of time being snug and smug in the spa, then feel very self-righteous when you venture out into the cold.
- In my experience, moral outrage all too quickly becomes self-righteous authoritarianism.
- Then there's the bad, bad kind, where one is blatantly rude, pompous and self-righteous about what they do not know.
- We are getting too self-righteous and smug in our self-importance.
- I became a self-righteous bigot as the hatred in my heart grew.
- Should we allow our cultural heritage to be hijacked by a handful of self-righteous pedagogical censors?
- The other tabloids will gleefully join in, in a frenzy of self-righteous hypocrisy.
- It's a shrill, macho, fatuously self-righteous action movie about a wholesome superstar called Bo persecuted by paparazzi.
- History is littered with the debris of self-righteous, intolerant, xenophobic, rabble-rousing ideologies.
- We have now been subjected to three biased reports over the past three weeks and several self-righteous letters from family and supporters of these boys.
- We consume from necessity, with a self-righteous tinge of regret; others waste because of selfishness and stupidity.
- This should not reinforce any smug, self-righteous complacency on the part of mainline churches.
- Even more infuriating are the self-righteous hypocrites who claim to speak for a superior moral majority.
- Lincoln was a man of moral purpose who never allowed himself to become self-righteous about his morality.
- What's with all this self-righteous indignation about reality television?
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