Hypocritical meaning

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Characterized by hypocrisy.

Hypocritical praise.

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Being a hypocrite.

A hypocritical rogue.

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The definition of hypocritical is actions or words that go against someone's beliefs.

An example of something hypocritical is having strict moral values but then having an affair.

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Characterized by hypocrisy or being a hypocrite. [from mid-16th c.]
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Origin of hypocritical

  • From hypocritic + -al, from ὑποκριτικός (hupokritikos), from ὑποκριτής (hupokritÄ“s, “actor, hypocrite"), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, “I play a part on stage"), from ὑπό (hupo, “below") + κρίνω (krinō, “I choose").

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