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English noun: pharisee

1. pharisee (person) a self-righteous or sanctimonious person

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. Pharisee (person) a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions

Broader (hypernym)Hebrew, Israelite, Jew

Instance hyponymFlavius Josephus, Joseph ben Matthias, Josephus

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