A person given
. It comes from the Middle
English ipocrite, derived from Old French, passed down from late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hupocrits, actor, from hupokrnesthai, to play a part, pretend; So all Actors in Hollywood are literally hypocrites, especially the most
famous ones. Anyone who pretends to be, do or have
are not, do not or have
not, or who acts like they
aren't what they
are, don't do what they
do, or have
what they have
, are literal hypocrites.
is the practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues
that one does
not hold or possess; falseness. It is also an act or instance of such falseness.
Hypocrisy is an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction as in paying someone with
dissembling, feigning, pretense, pretence - pretending with intention
to deceive, a sort of fraud
- a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping; "the secretaries wept
crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma"; "politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of dead soldiers"
is insincerity by virtue of pretending to have
qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
insincerity, falseness - the quality of not being open
or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
sanctimoniousness, sanctimony - the quality of being hypocritically devout, smarminess, unctuousness, unction, fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness
- smug self
A hypocrite is usually a selfish, self
serving bastard or bitch that has no compunction
about their own self
-rightness in being, doing or having what they want with utter disregard toward all others.