hypocrisy definition

  • noun:
    • The practice of professing beliefs, emotions, or virtues this 1 cannot hold or possess; falseness.
    • An act or example of these falseness.
    • using criticism to other individuals any particular one cannot use equally to oneself; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of just one or more people belies their very own reported or suggested control of specific values, standards or virtues.
    • an example of either of above.
    • The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to-be just what one is not, or even to feel what an individual does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of the genuine character, personality, or motives; specifically, the assuming of false look of virtue or faith; a simulation of goodness.
    • Dissimulation of one's genuine character or belief; especially, a false assumption of piety or virtue; a feigning is better than a person is; the activity or personality of a hypocrite.
    • Synonyms Pretense, cant, formalism, sanctimoniousness, Pharisaism. See dissemble, dissembler, and deceit.
    • insincerity by virtue of pretending having characteristics or philosophy that you do not really have
    • an expression of contract that isn't supported by real conviction

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