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Definitions of hypocrisy

  1. an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A pretending to be what one is not; a putting on of an appearance of virtue which is not possessed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A feigning to be what one is not: concealment of true character. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Simulation of virtue or piety; dissimulation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The feigning to be what one is not. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A feigning to be what one is not; dissimulation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A feigning to be what one is not; concealment of one's real character or motives. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. hi-pok'ri-si, n. a feigning to be what one is not: concealment of true character. [Gr. hypokrisis--hypokrinesthai, to play on the stage, from hypo, under, krinein, to decide.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Simulation of virtue or goodness; dissimulation, pretence. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [Latin, Greek] Simulation; pretence; feigning to be what one is not;—dissimulation; concealment of one's motives; deceitful appearance; especially, the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Dissimulation with regard to the moral or religious character. Complete Dictionary
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