Definition of Hypocritical

1. Adjective. Professing feelings or virtues one does not have. "Hypocritical praise"

Similar to: Insincere
Derivative terms: Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy



Definition of Hypocritical

1. a. Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a hypocriticalperson; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical action.

Definition of Hypocritical

1. Adjective. Characterized by hypocrisy or being a hypocrite. (defdate from mid-16th c.) ¹

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Definition of Hypocritical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypocritical

hypocotyls
hypocracy
hypocrateriform
hypocraterimorphous
hypocreales
hypocretin
hypocretins
hypocrisie
hypocrisies
hypocrism
hypocrisy
hypocrite
hypocritely
hypocrites
hypocritic
hypocritical (current term)
hypocritically
hypocrystalline
hypocupraemia
hypocycloid
hypocycloidal
hypocycloids
hypocystotomy
hypocythemia
hypocytosis
hypodactylum
hypodactyly
hypodensities
hypodensity
hypoderm

Literary usage of Hypocritical

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1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: To which is Added an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1826)
"... and that both should " with equal care be provided for together:" and in this time of freedom and hypocritical compliance, The mar- the marquis had all ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... pack or multitude of hypocritical, heretical, blasphemous, and most scandalous wicked men, that have fulfilled all the prophesies of the Scripture, ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... hypocritical HUMILITY IN CHARITY IN TRUTH, there are few of those coarse and open hypocrisies which publish on the house-tops the merit of their holy ..."

4. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1899)
"... however, pronounce Sentence of Death—The Parliament press for the Publication and Execution of the Sentence—Elizabeth's hypocritical Answer—Mary writes ..."

5. A History of the Protestant "reformation," in England and Ireland: Showing ...by William Cobbett by William Cobbett (1824)
"... and with reception precisely proportioned to the presumed length of your purse, sit down and listen to an account of the hypocritical pretences, ..."

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