|part of speech:
||the practice or an instance of stating or pretending to hold beliefs or principles that one does not actually live by; insincerity.
The congregation could forgive the minister his misdeeds, but not the hypocrisy of his sternly moralizing sermons.
- similar words:
- cant, crocodile tears, dishonesty, falseness, lip service, pretense, sanctimony
||deceit, deception, pose