hypocritical

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by hypocrisy.
  • adjective Being a hypocrite.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from hypocrisy; characterized by hypocrisy; dissembling; feigned.
  • Synonyms Dissembling, insincere, hollow, sham; sanctimonious, canting, Pharisaical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective professing feelings or virtues one does not have

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From hypocritic + -al, from ὑποκριτικός (hupokritikos), from ὑποκριτής (hupokritēs, "actor, hypocrite"), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, "I play a part on stage"), from ὑπό (hupo, "below") + κρίνω (krinō, "I choose").

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