hypocrite

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Etymology[edit]

Old French ypocrite (Modern French hypocrite), from Ecclesiastical Latin hypocrita, from Ancient Greek ὑποκριτής (hupokritēs, actor, hypocrite), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, I answer, act, feign).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪ.pə.kɹɪt/

Noun[edit]

hypocrite (plural hypocrites)

  1. Someone who practices hypocrisy, who pretends to hold beliefs, or whose actions are not consistent with their claimed beliefs. [from early 13th c.]

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Adjective[edit]

hypocrite (masculine and feminine, plural hypocrites)

  1. hypocritical

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Noun[edit]

hypocrite m, f (plural hypocrites)

  1. hypocrite.

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