displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; making a great show of piety and religiosity; trying to look very religious
Her father was a sanctimonious character: he used to observe every festival and perform every kind of ritual, but in fact he was without any deep sense of spirituality.
sanctus (holy) (Latin)
saint+money. acting like a saint for money. they're false, displaying false piety saints and munis are sanctimonious. DHONGI SAADHU A foreigner wants to be labelled as a muni. "I am a Sancti Muni, Baby". How will he do so, by displaying ostentatious devoutness. Else nobody will fall in the trap.