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hypocrite

hy·po·crite

hypocrite

 
 
pronunciation:
hI p krIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who states or pretends to hold beliefs or principles he or she does not actually practice.
A man who punishes his child for lying but at the same time lies on his tax forms is a hypocrite.
synonyms:
whited sepulcher
similar words:
deceiver, faker, pharisee, phony, pretender
derivations: hypocritical (adj.), hypocritically (adv.)
Word History
Our word hypocrite comes from an ancient Greek word that means "actor" or "pretender."