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In the book of Nietzsche called "On the Genealogy of Morals" there is this sentence:

Let us speak out this new demand: we need a critique of moral values, the value of these values is for the first time to be called into question—and for this purpose a knowledge is necessary of the conditions and circumstances out of which these values grew, and under which they experienced their evolution and their distortion (morality as a result, as a symptom, as a mask, as Tartuffism, as disease, as a misunderstanding; but also morality as a cause, as a remedy, as a stimulant, as a fetter, as a drug), especially as such a knowledge has neither existed up to the present time nor is even now generally desired.

So, does anyone know what "Tartuffism" mean? Searching over the internet didn't give anything satisfactory.

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The quote is from the preface, chapter 6, of On the Genealogy of Morality: A Polemic. When Nietzsche characterizes moral as Tartuffism he means bigotry, alluding to the leading character from Moliere's play with the same title.

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See Tartuffe, or The Impostor, or The Hypocrite by Molière.

Thus : Hypocrisy.

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