Associations to the word «Hypocrisy»


HYPOCRISY, noun. The claim or pretense of having beliefs, standards, qualities, behaviours, virtues, motivations, etc. which one does not actually have. [from early 13th c.]
HYPOCRISY, noun. The practice of engaging in the same behaviour or activity for which one criticises another; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of one or more people belies their own claimed or implied possession of certain beliefs, standards or virtues.
HYPOCRISY, noun. An instance of either or both of the above.

Dictionary definition

HYPOCRISY, noun. An expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction.
HYPOCRISY, noun. Insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca