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hypocrite

hy·po·crite

hypocrite

 
pronunciation:
hI p krIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who pretends to be different or better than he or she really is. Someone who does not act according to his or her stated beliefs is a hypocrite.
We thought he was a hypocrite because he told us cheating was bad, even though he has cheated on several tests.
similar words:
deceiver
derivations: hypocritical (adj.), hypocritically (adv.)
Word History
Our word hypocrite comes from an ancient Greek word that means "actor" or "pretender."