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Tartuffe or Tartufe (tɑːˈtʊf Pronunciation for -ˈtuːf)



  1. a person who hypocritically pretends to be deeply pious

Derived Forms

Tarˈtuffian, Tarˈtufian adjective

Word Origin

from the character in the Molière's comedy Tartuffe (1664)

Example Sentences Including 'Tartuffe'

Martin Clunes's triumph in Tartuffe is a disaster for lovers of literature.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Specifically, what should we expect from Martin Clunes's Tartuffe at the National?
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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