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Meaning of HYPOCRITICAL

Pronunciation:  h`ipikr'itikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  professing feelings or virtues one does not have; "hypocritical praise"
 

HYPOCRITICAL is a 12 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: insincere
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hyp`o*crit"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F.
hypocritique.]
Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a
hypocriticalperson; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical
action.

      Hypocritical professions of friendship and of pacific
      intentions were not spared.              --Macaulay.
-- {Hyp`o*crit"ic*al*ly}, adv.

 
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