Adjective "pharisaic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


  1. 'The Pharisaic - rabbinic shape of Judaism sought to distinguish its position materially from that of the Essenes and the latter's ‘Holy Scriptures.’'
  2. 'Galilee was a centre of Jewish observance of the Law, and Jesus represented the Pharisaic Judaism of his time that was loyal to the Holy Scriptures.'


1. of or relating to the Pharisees.

2. (lowercase) practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical.

More examples(as adjective)

"thoughts can be pharisaic."

"thinkings can be pharisaic."

"contexts can be pharisaic."