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HYPOCRITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypocrite mean? 

HYPOCRITE (noun)
  The noun HYPOCRITE has 1 sense:

1. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

  Familiarity information: HYPOCRITE used as a noun is very rare.


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HYPOCRITE (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dissembler; dissimulator; hypocrite; phoney; phony; pretender

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

beguiler; cheat; cheater; deceiver; slicker; trickster (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

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

charmer; smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker (someone with an assured and ingratiating manner)

Tartufe; Tartuffe (a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere))

whited sepulcher; whited sepulchre (a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous)


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