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also tar·tufe  (tär-to͝of′, -to͞of′)
A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.

[After the protagonist of Tartuffe, , a play by Molière.]

tar·tuf′fe·ry n.
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Noun1.Tartufe - a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender - 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


also tartufe
A person who practices hypocrisy:
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Il a traduit des textes universels comme [beaucoup moins que] Tartufe [beaucoup plus grand que] de Moliere qui a ete ensuite adapte par le TRC en 2010, et d'autres contes francais.
Le second prendra tous les ridicules, toutes les infirmites, toutes les laideurs [...] c'est a lui que reviendront les passions, les vices, les crimes [...] c'est lui qui sera tour a tour Iago, Tartufe [sic], Basile; Polonius, Harpagon, Bartholo; Falstaff, Scapin, Figaro.