noun. ['ˈhɪpəˌkrɪt'] a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.
- whited sepulcher
- whited sepulchre
- sweet talker
- ypocrite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- hypocrita (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Hypocrite
How to spell hypocrite? Is it hypocrea? Or hypocretin? Common misspellings are:
Example sentences of the word hypocrite
1. Noun, singular or mass
Your employees will not take you seriously if they view you as a hypocrite.
Quotes containing the word hypocrite
1. He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
- William Blake
2. The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
- André Gide
3. I have always considered "Pascal's Wager"a questionable bet to place, since any God worth believing in would prefer an honest agnostic to a calculating hypocrite.
- Alan M. Dershowitz, Letters to a Young Lawyer