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Hypocrisy (IPA: /hɪˈpɑkɹəsi/)

Hypocrisy (n.)

The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness.


Pretense of virtue; failure to follow one’s own expressed moral principles


Swedish death metal band


Album by Hypocrisy


1916 film by Kenean Buel

Hypocrisy Synonyms

Lip Service

Hypocrisy Rhymes

Autocracy, Bureaucracy, Democracy, Hypocrisy, Theocracy

Spanish Translation

Hypocrisy in Spanish is Hipocresía

Tagalog Translation

Hypocrisy in Tagalog is Ayaw-ayawang Takaw

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Hate begets hate, violence engenders violence, hypocrisy is answered by hypocrisy, war generates war, and love creates love." - Pitirim Sorokin

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It takes a profound hypocrisy to try to reconcile for others things that you can't reconcile for yourself." - Jerry Coyne

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging." - Martin Luther

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop." - Government

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