American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person given to hypocrisy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who assumes a false appearance; one who feigns to be what he is not, or to feel or believe what he does not actually feel or believe; especially, a false pretender to virtue or piety.
- n. Synonyms Dissembler, Hypocrite (see dissembler); Pharisee, formalist, cheat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming; one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false pretender to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or piety.
- n. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
- Old French ypocrite (Modern French hypocrite), from Ecclesiastical Latin hypocrita, from Ancient Greek ὑποκριτής (hupokritēs, "actor, hypocrite"), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, "I answer, act, feign"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ipocrite, from Old French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hupocritēs, actor, from hupokrīnesthai, to play a part, pretend; see hypocrisy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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