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hypocrisy

hy·poc·ri·sy

hypocrisy

 
pronunciation:
hih pa kr si
part of speech: noun
inflections: hypocrisies
definition: 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.
synonyms:
insincerity
antonyms:
sincerity
similar words:
cant, crocodile tears, dishonesty, falseness, lip service, pretense, sanctimony