hypocrite definition

  • noun:
    • A person given to hypocrisy.
    • a person who plays a component; specially, person who, for the true purpose of winning approbation of favor, sets on a fair outside appearing; one who feigns is various other and a lot better than he's; a false pretender to virtue or piety; person who simulates virtue or piety.
    • One who assumes a false appearance; one who feigns becoming just what he could be perhaps not, or even feel or believe just what he cannot feel or think; particularly, a false pretender to virtue or piety.
    • Synonyms Dissembler, Hypocrite (see dissembler); Pharisee, formalist, cheat.
    • somebody who professes philosophy and viewpoints that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her genuine thoughts or motives

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