An example of hypocrisy is writing a book about truth and honesty using made up stories to make your point.
Origin of hypocrisy
- Middle English ipocrisie from Old French from Late Latin hypocrisis play-acting, pretense from Greek hupokrisis from hupokrīnesthai to play a part, pretend hupo- hypo- krīnesthai to explain middle voice of krīnein to decide, judge krei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English ipocrisie, from Old French ypocrisie, from Late Latin hypocrisis, from Ancient Greek ὑπόκρισις (hupokrisis, “answer, stage acting, pretense”), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, “I reply”), from ὑπό (hupo, “under, equivalent of the modern "hypo-" prefix”) + the middle voice of κρίνω (krinō, “I separate, judge, decide”).