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1. hypocrite

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.

Synonyms

  • cheat
  • phony
  • smoothy
  • deceiver
  • charmer
  • dissimulator
  • whited sepulcher
  • dissembler
  • beguiler
  • cheater
  • whited sepulchre
  • Tartuffe
  • pretender
  • slicker
  • phoney
  • sweet talker
  • Tartufe
  • smoothie

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • genuine

Etymology

  • ypocrite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • hypocrita (Latin)

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How to spell hypocrite? Is it hypocrea? Or hypocretin? Common misspellings are:

  • hypocrea
  • hypocretin

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

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