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ˈhɪp ə krɪthyp·ocrite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretendernoun

    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


  1. hypocritenoun

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

    Etymology: ypocrite, from hypocrita, from ὑποκριτής, from ὑποκρίνομαι

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypocritenoun

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hypocrite

    hip′o-krit, n. one who practises hypocrisy.—adj. Hypocrit′ical, practising hypocrisy.—adv. Hypocrit′ically. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. hypokritēs.]

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypocrite in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypocrite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hypocrite in a Sentence

  1. John Furjanic:

    I think this is a watershed moment because he is a man and he is conservative, he would be a hypocrite to give himself family time off and not grant it to the rest of the USA.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Please forgive me for my thoughts or deeds that hurt unintentionally to others ever; but if that being said or done deliberately and unselfishly, then definitely they deserve more disrespect than that only. And let's be not hypocrite for the righteous acts.

  3. Lena Dunham:

    It’s just so crazy because I spent six years of my career being called things like ‘bag of milk’… ‘baby cow,’ ‘aging cow.’ But when she recently lost weight, some people also turned against her. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Then I had this experience of my body changing and suddenly I had all these people being like, 'you're a hypocrite, I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person who embraced bodies of all sizes,' and I'm like ‘I do, I just also understand that bodies change, we live a long time, things happen.’ Dunham told DeGeneres she the comments irked her. I was frustrated by it because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win.

  4. John Crist:

    ... The biggest hypocrite in all of this was me thatI was portraying a person on the Internet that I was not behaving like privately.

  5. Don Marquis:

    A hypocrite is a person who--but who isn't

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    small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
    • A. viverrine
    • B. larceny
    • C. preponderance
    • D. slur

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