The definition of a hypocrite is a person who pretends to have certain beliefs, attitudes or feelings when they really do not.noun
An example of a hypocrite is a person who says they care about the environment, but are constantly littering.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME ipocrite < OFr < L hypocrita, stage actor (in LL(Ec), hypocrite) < Gr hypokritēs, an actor (in LXX & N.T., a pretender, hypocrite) < hypokrinesthai: see hypocrisy
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Origin: Middle English ipocrite, from Old French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hupocritēs, actor, from hupokrīnesthai, to play a part, pretend; see hypocrisy.