Origin of hypocriteMiddle English ipocrite from Old French from Classical Latin hypocrita, stage actor (in LL(Ec), hypocrite) from Classical Greek hypokrit?s, an actor (in Septuagint and New Testament , a pretender, hypocrite) from hypokrinesthai: see hypocrisy
An example of a hypocrite is a person who says they care about the environment, but are constantly littering.
Origin of hypocriteMiddle English ipocrite from Old French from Late Latin hypocrita from Greek hupokritēs actor from hupokrīnesthai to play a part, pretend ; see hypocrisy .
Old French ypocrite (Modern French hypocrite), from Ecclesiastical Latin hypocrita, from Ancient Greek ὑποκριτής (hupokritēs, “actor, hypocrite”), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, “I answer, act, feign”).
- I remember, Joseph a man I love and respect like a father, telling me don't be a hypocrite and admit that I smoke.
- If I am, then everything I've said makes me a huge hypocrite, but I've always lived by the rule not to let anyone's opinion to rule my life.
- He is a hypocrite, a rascal who has himself roused the people to riot.
- Charles was in these circumstances no hypocrite, but weak, hesitating and ill-balanced.
- Persecution can only transform a man into a hypocrite; belief is legitimately formed only by discernment of sufficient evidence; apart from evidence, a man has no right to control the understanding; he cannot determine arbitrarily what his neighbours must believe.