hypocritical


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hypocritical

falsely claiming feelings; being deceptive: I do not appreciate your hypocritical praise.
Not to be confused with:
hypercritical – excessively critical: He is hypercritical with his students.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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hypocritical

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

hypocritical

[ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl] ADJhipócrita
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hypocritical

[ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl] adjhypocrite
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hypocritical

adj, hypocritically
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hypocritical

[ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkl] adjipocrita
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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
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References in classic literature ?
We did not think it hypocritical to draw over our vagaries the curtain of a decent silence.
She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her."
Children, who'd like to race the horses with me?" The children knew Levin very little, and could not remember when they had seen him, but they experienced in regard to him none of that strange feeling of shyness and hostility which children so often experience towards hypocritical, grown-up people, and for which they are so often and miserably punished.
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.
They stand on the mud of pavements, these degraded sea-dogs, with long lines of railway-trucks clanking their couplings behind their backs, and run malevolent glances over your ship from headgear to taffrail, only wishing to tyrannize over the poor creature under the hypocritical cloak of benevolence and care.
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.
It is too possible that to some of my readers Methodism may mean nothing more than low-pitched gables up dingy streets, sleek grocers, sponging preachers, and hypocritical jargon--elements which are regarded as an exhaustive analysis of Methodism in many fashionable quarters.
He thought the letter cowardly and hypocritical. He was disgusted at its sentimentality.
Never can I persuade myself that I see that sweet and noble mask change into a hypocritical lascivious face.
"Soon thou wilt be a courtier, if thou keep long at this turning of pretty compliments," said the girl coldly; "and I like not courtiers, nor their empty, hypocritical chatter."
You can let him think, if you will, that she is tarred with the same brush as those infamous and hypocritical relatives of hers who sent her father out to die."
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.