hypocrite


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hyp·o·crite

 (hĭp′ə-krĭt′)
n.
A person given to hypocrisy.

[Middle English ipocrite, from Old French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hupokritēs, actor, from hupokrīnesthai, to play a part, pretend; see hypocrisy.]

hypocrite

(ˈhɪpəkrɪt)
n
a person who pretends to be what he is not
[C13: from Old French ipocrite, via Late Latin, from Greek hupokritēs one who plays a part, from hupokrinein to feign, from krinein to judge]
ˌhypoˈcritical, ˌhypoˈcritic adj
ˌhypoˈcritically adv

hyp•o•crite

(ˈhɪp ə krɪt)

n.
a person who practices hypocrisy, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
[1175–1225; Middle English ipocrite < Old French < Late Latin hypocrita < Greek hypokritḗs a stage actor, hence one who plays a part, hypocrite =hypokri(nesthai) (see hypocrisy) + -tēs agent suffix]
hyp`o•crit′i•cal, adj.
hyp`o•crit′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypocrite - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motiveshypocrite - 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
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker - someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
Tartufe, Tartuffe - a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre - a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous

hypocrite

noun fraud, deceiver, pretender, charlatan, impostor, pharisee, dissembler, Tartuffe, Pecksniff, Holy Willie, whited sepulchre, phoney or phony (informal) The magazine wrongly suggested he was a liar and a hypocrite.
Quotations
"Their sighan', cantan', grace-proud faces,"
"Their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces" [Robert Burns To the Rev. John M'Math]

hypocrite

noun
A person who practices hypocrisy:
Translations
مُراءٍ، مُنافِق
pokrytec
hykler
tekopyhä
álszentképmutató
hræsnari
위선자
ipocritipocrită
pokrytec
hinavec
hycklare
ikiyüzlü/riyakâr kimse
伪君子鄉愿

hypocrite

[ˈhɪpəkrɪt] Nhipócrita mf

hypocrite

[ˈhɪpəkrɪt] nhypocrite mf

hypocrite

nHeuchler(in) m(f), → Scheinheilige(r) mf

hypocrite

[ˈhɪpəkrɪt] nipocrita m/f

hypocrisy

(hiˈpokrəsi) noun
the act or state of pretending to be better than one is or to have feelings or beliefs which one does not actually have.
hypocrite (ˈhipəkrit) noun
a person who is guilty of hypocrisy.
ˌhypoˈcritical (hipəˈkri-) adjective
ˌhypoˈcritically adverb
References in classic literature ?
At least I shall not be a hypocrite, preaching the word of God with my mind thinking of the shoulders and neck of a woman who does not belong to me.
Rise up, thou subtle, worldly, selfish, iron-hearted hypocrite, and make thy choice whether still to be subtle, worldly, selfish, iron-hearted, and hypocritical, or to tear these sins out of thy nature, though they bring the lifeblood with them
The minister well knew -- subtle, but remorseful hypocrite that he was
Another minute, and she will despise me for a hypocrite," thought I; and an impulse of fury against Reed, Brocklehurst, and Co.
I - a- I'll know nobody - and - a - say nothing - and - a - live nowhere - until I have crushed - to - a - undiscoverable atoms - the - transcendent and immortal hypocrite and perjurer - HEEP
That abject hypocrite, Pumblechook, nodded again, and said, with a patronizing laugh, "It's more than that, Mum.
said a fussy hypocrite of reason within me, "and what's that to do with you?
And thou sly hypocrite, who now wouldst seem Patron of liberty, who more then thou Once fawn'd, and cring'd, and servilly ador'd Heav'ns awful Monarch?
l trust the valour of the knight will be truer metal than the religion of the hermit, or the honesty of the yeoman; for this Locksley looks like a born deer-stealer, and the priest like a lusty hypocrite.
My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.
But do not think that by praising these I am disparaging the others; all I mean to say is that the penances of those of the present day do not come up to the asceticism and austerity of former times; but it does not follow from this that they are not all worthy; at least I think them so; and at the worst the hypocrite who pretends to be good does less harm than the open sinner.
Let the advocates of a falsely called Philanthropy plead as they may for the abrogation of the Irregular Penal Laws, I for my part have never known an Irregular who was not also what Nature evidently intended him to be -- a hypocrite, a misanthropist, and, up to the limits of his power, a perpetrator of all manner of mischief.