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HYPOCRISY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypocrisy mean? 

HYPOCRISY (noun)
  The noun HYPOCRISY has 2 senses:

1. an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
2. insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

  Familiarity information: HYPOCRISY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPOCRISY (noun)


Sense 1hypocrisy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hypocrisy; lip service

Hypernyms ("hypocrisy" is a kind of...):

dissembling; feigning; pretence; pretense (pretending with intention to deceive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypocrisy"):

crocodile tears (a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping)


Sense 2hypocrisy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("hypocrisy" is a kind of...):

falseness; hollowness; insincerity (the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypocrisy"):

sanctimoniousness; sanctimony (the quality of being hypocritically devout)

fulsomeness; oiliness; oleaginousness; smarminess; unction; unctuousness (smug self-serving earnestness)


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