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.
See hypocrite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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
See hypocrite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English ipocrite
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin hypocrita
Origin: , from Greek hupocritēs, actor
Origin: , from hupokrīnesthai, to play a part, pretend; see hypocrisy.
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