hypocritical

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Etymology[edit]

From hypocritic + -al, from ὑποκριτικός (hupokritikós), from ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs, actor, hypocrite), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrínomai, I play a part on stage), from ὑπό (hupó, below) + κρίνω (krínō, I choose).

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  • IPA(key): /hɪpəˈkɹɪtɪkəl/
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Adjective[edit]

hypocritical (comparative more hypocritical, superlative most hypocritical)

  1. Characterized by hypocrisy or being a hypocrite. [from mid-16th c.]
    • 2019 July 15, Greg Afinogenov, “The Jewish Case for Open Borders”, in Jewish Currents[1], number Summer 2019:
      [Stephen] Miller’s uncle, a neuroscientist, has been welcomed onto the public stage for his denunciations of his nephew’s immigration policies, which the elder Miller has characterized as hypocritical: the Millers’ not-so-distant Jewish ancestors were, of course, immigrants themselves.

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