Hypocrisy is defined as saying or feeling one thing and doing another.(noun)
An example of hypocrisy is writing a book about truth and honesty using made up stories to make your point.
See hypocrisy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. hypocrisies
Origin: ME ipocrisie < OFr < L hypocrisis, mimicry (in LL(Ec), pretended sanctity) < Gr hypokrisis, acting a part (in LXX and N.T., hypocrisy) < hypokrinesthai, to play a part < hypo-, hypo- + krinesthai, to dispute < krinein, to separate: see harvest
See hypocrisy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. hy·poc·ri·sies
Origin: Middle English ipocrisie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin hypocrisis, play-acting, pretense
Origin: , from Greek hupokrisis
Origin: , from hupokrīnesthai, to play a part, pretend
Origin: : hupo-, hypo-
Origin: + krīnesthai, to explain
Origin: , middle voice of krīnein, to decide, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
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