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1. hypocrisy

noun. ['hɪˈpɑːkrəsi'] insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have.

Synonyms

  • insincerity
  • hollowness
  • sanctimony
  • unction
  • unctuousness
  • oleaginousness
  • falseness
  • fulsomeness
  • smarminess
  • sanctimoniousness

Antonyms

  • leanness
  • truthfulness
  • fullness
  • solidity

Etymology

  • ipocrisie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ypocrisie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Hypocrisy

  • aristocracy
  • bureaucracy
  • democracy
  • theocracy
  • autocracy

Sentences with hypocrisy


1. Noun, singular or mass
They must also avoid hypocrisy if they smoke or struggled with smoking as teenagers themselves.

Quotes about hypocrisy


1. I won't tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world's voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!
- Oscar Wilde

2. Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
- Warren W. Wiersbe

3. Religion isn't the opium of the people, it's the hypocrisy.
- Miguel el Portugués, Zori 2ª Parte

2. hypocrisy

noun. ['hɪˈpɑːkrəsi'] an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction.

Synonyms

  • lip service
  • feigning
  • pretence
  • pretense
  • crocodile tears

Antonyms

  • faithfulness
  • genuineness
  • truth
  • reality

Etymology

  • ipocrisie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ypocrisie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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