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Hypocrisy

Hy`poc´ri`sy   Pronunciation: hĭ`pǒk´rĭ`sŷ
n.1.The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
- Rambler.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
- La Rochefoucauld (Trans. ).
Noun1.hypocrisy - an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
Synonyms: lip service
2.hypocrisy - insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
Pecksniffery, Pharisaism, Tartuffery, Tartuffism, affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, artfulness, artificiality, casuistry, charlatanism, charlatanry, chicanery, craft, cunning, deceitfulness, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, empty gesture, facade, false front, false piety, false show, falseheartedness, falseness, feigned belief, front, furtiveness, glibness, goody-goodiness, guile, humbug, hypocriticalness, image, indirection, insidiousness, insincerity, lip service, lying, mannerism, mealymouthedness, mendacity, mere show, mouthing, mummery, oiliness, ostentatious devotion, pecksniffery, pharisaicalness, pietism, pietisticalness, piety, piousness, pretension, prunes and prisms, public image, put-on, putting on airs, quackery, religionism, religiosity, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, self-righteousness, sham, shiftiness, show, sneak attack, sneakiness, snivel, snuffle, snuffling, soft soap, stylishness, surreptitiousness, sweet talk, tokenism, treacherousness, two-facedness, unction, unctuousness, underhandedness, unnaturalness
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