hypocrisie

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hypocrisie (plural hypocrisies)

  1. Obsolete form of hypocrisy.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ypokrosie, itself directly from medieval church Latin hypocrisis (from Ancient Greek (hypokrisis) "acting on the stage, pretense", from (hypokrinesthai) "play a part, pretend, answer", from hypo- "under" + the middle voice of (krinein) "to sift, decide") or via one of the cognates Middle French ypocrisye (modern hypocrisie see below), Middle English ipocrisie (modern hypocrisy), German Hypokrisie

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Noun[edit]

hypocrisie f (plural hypocrisies, diminutive hypocrisietje n)

  1. The fake quality hypocrisy (claim, pretense, or false representation of holding beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not actually possess)

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ypocrisye, from medieval church Latin hypocrisis (from Ancient Greek (hypokrisis) "acting on the stage, pretense", from (hypokrinesthai) "play a part, pretend, answer", from hypo- "under" + the middle voice of (krinein) "to sift, decide")

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Noun[edit]

hypocrisie f (plural hypocrisies)

  1. The fake quality hypocrisy.

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