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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypocriticaladjective

    professing feelings or virtues one does not have

    "hypocritical praise"


  1. hypocriticaladjective

    Characterized by hypocrisy or being a hypocrite.

    Etymology: From hypocritic + -al, from ὑποκριτικός, from ὑποκριτής, from ὑποκρίνομαι, from ὑπό + κρίνω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypocriticaladjective

    of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a hypocriticalperson; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical action

    Etymology: [Gr. : cf. F. hypocritique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypocritical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypocritical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hypocritical in a Sentence

  1. Panos Kammenos:

    I asked for Mouzalas to resign on his own, to protect the government and leave, the effort to weaken the minister, who struggles every day to handle the refugee crisis, is irresponsible and hypocritical, particularly ahead of the upcoming EU leaders summit.

  2. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.

  3. United States:

    Ironically, Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change.

  4. Daniella Greenbaum:

    So I thought, how can I write about these issues and get paralyzed by fear of job security when I’m confronted with it in my real life? It seemed hypocritical to me to do anything different.

  5. Waitman Wade Beorn:

    It makes us sound very hypocritical in countries where were trying to help them develop the same kinds of moral, ethical military behavior that we try to model, i think in many ways it encourages our enemies, enemy combatants, to behave in a similar form. If we're not abiding by our own self-professed values, then why should they ?

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    • A. trigger
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    • C. match
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