lip service


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lip service

n.
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect: "Lip service continues to be paid to resolving regional conflicts, but there is no sense of urgency" (Henry A. Kissinger).

lip service

n
insincere support or respect expressed but not put into practice

lip′ serv`ice


n.
insincere profession of friendship, admiration, support, etc.; service by words only.
lip′ serv`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lip service - an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
dissembling, feigning, pretense, pretence - pretending with intention to deceive
crocodile tears - a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping; "the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma"; "politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed"
Translations

lip service

n to pay lip service to sthessere favorevole a qc solo a parole
he pays lip service to environmentalism but ... → si professa ambientalista ma...
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