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Meaning of HYPOCRITE

Pronunciation:  'hipukrit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold

HYPOCRITE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: dissembler, phoney, phony, pretender
 See Also: beguiler, charmer, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker, Tartufe, Tartuffe, trickster, whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hyp"o*crite\, n. [F., fr. L. hypocrita, Gr. ? one who
plays a part on the stage, a dissembler, feigner. See
One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of
winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming;
one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false
pretender to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or

      The hypocrite's hope shall perish.       --Job viii.

      I dare swear he is no hypocrite, but prays from his
      heart.                                   --Shak.

Syn: Deceiver; pretender; cheat. See {Dissembler}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

one who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16). "The hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here rendered "hypocrite" rather means the "godless" or "profane," as it is rendered in Jer. 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes.

Thesaurus Terms
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