hypocritical


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hyp·o·crit·i·cal

 (hĭp′ə-krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Characterized by hypocrisy: hypocritical praise.
2. Being a hypocrite: a hypocritical rogue.

hyp′o·crit′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypocritical - professing feelings or virtues one does not have; "hypocritical praise"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

hypocritical

adjective insincere, false, fraudulent, hollow, deceptive, spurious, two-faced, deceitful, sanctimonious, specious, duplicitous, dissembling, canting, Janus-faced, pharisaical, phoney or phony (informal) It seems hypocritical to pay someone to do the dirty work for me.

hypocritical

adjective
Translations
رِيائي، نِفاقي
pokrytecký
hyklerisk
hræsnisfullur; uppgerîar-
hinavski

hypocritical

[ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl] ADJhipócrita

hypocritical

[ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl] adjhypocrite

hypocritical

adj, hypocritically

hypocritical

[ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkl] adjipocrita

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 ?
Those formal phrases, the very flower of small-town proprieties, and the flat commonplaces, nearly all hypocritical in their origin, became very funny, very engaging, when they were uttered in Lena's soft voice, with her caressing intonation and arch naivete.
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
I love the pure, peaceable, and impar- tial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the cor- rupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plunder- ing, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.
A word of encouragement and explanation, of pity for my childish ignorance, of welcome home, of reassurance to me that it was home, might have made me dutiful to him in my heart henceforth, instead of in my hypocritical outside, and might have made me respect instead of hate him.
There was a fair proportion of kindness in Raveloe; but it was often of a beery and bungling sort, and took the shape least allied to the complimentary and hypocritical.
how many ears are turned to the tales which dissolute crusaders, or hypocritical pilgrims, bring from that fatal land
I am he whose house you entered to offer your hypocritical prayers.
It laid bare the hypocritical apologies of economists.
The poor abbe fully understood the baseness of this first and last love of his niece; he shuddered as, little by little, he perceived the hypocritical nature of his nephew and his treacherous manoeuvres.
Morrel hesitated for a moment; he feared it would be hypocritical to accost in a friendly manner the man whom he was tacitly opposing, but his oath and the gravity of the circumstances recurred to his memory; he struggled to conceal his emotion and bowed to Franz.
She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her.
But Queen Henrietta, without even turning toward him who made these hypocritical pretensions, crossed the cabinet, opened the door for herself and passing through the midst of the cardinal's numerous guards, courtiers eager to pay homage, the luxurious show of a competing royalty, she went and took the hand of De Winter, who stood apart in isolation.