from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An evil person who pretends to be holy or good; a hypocrite.
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- noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the simile applied by Jesus to hypocrites as exemplified by some scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:27).]
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