Definitions for Hypocriteˈhɪp ə krɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hyp•o•criteˈhɪp ə krɪt(n.)

  1. a person who practices hypocrisy, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.

Origin of hypocrite:

1175–1225; ME ipocrite < OF < LL hypocrita < Gk hypokritḗs a stage actor, hence one who plays a part, hypocrite =hypokri(nesthai) (see hypocrisy ) +-tēs agent suffix


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender(noun)

    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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hypocrite(noun)ˈhɪp ə krɪt

    sb whose behavior displays hypocrisy

    ***the hypocrites who say they believe in democracy while taking money from big business


  1. hypocrite(Noun)

    Someone who practices hypocrisy, who pretends to hold beliefs, or whose actions are not consistent with their claimed beliefs.

  2. Origin: ypocrite, from hypocrita, from ὑποκριτής, from ὑποκρίνομαι

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypocrite(noun)

    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

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A horse dealer. From Grk. _hippos_, horse, and _kroteo_, to beat. One who beats you on a horse trade. Home is where the mortgage is. I Aim at a chorus-girl and you may hit a star.--_Stage-Door Secrets_. ICE A substance frequently associated with a tumble in winter, a tumbler in summer, and a skate the year around.

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a person who is guilty of hypocrisy.

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