word of the day: sanctimomentary

because we really needed a word for this...

sanctimomentary, adj.
  1. Characterized by an instant of religious feeling (and the accompanying sense of moral superiority) that comes over people at moments of convenience, then quickly vanishes.
  2. The tendency to engage in, or habit of engaging in, sanctimomentary behavior.

Cf: Observance of "religious" holidays; suddenly-sacred behavior during public prayers; the tendency to shed a single tear when listening to "God Bless America" and then get back to the party.

The facebook community was flooded with sanctimomentary posts acknowledging the "reason for the season," as the part-time faithful raced to avoid being considered among the 98% Who Won't Dare To Post This. 

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