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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Insincerity by pretending to have qualities or beliefs not really held.

Usage examples (34)
  • hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
  • But watching them writhe in hypocrisy is usually entertaining.
  • The only good thing from this exercise in hypocrisy is the fact that they have now confirmed the report on CIA foreign prisons.
  • I know you might have been too young to know this, but the hypocrisy is his. for more
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