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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who pretends to be good, pious or sympathetic without really being so.

Usage examples (31)
  • A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
  • The misuse of the term hypocrite is just a pet peeve of mine.
  • If he didn't, then the label hypocrite would be deserved but now, we'll never know.
  • The inherent contradiction in this line of thinking renders the term hypocrite too gentle. for more
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