hypocritical

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adjective hyp·o·crit·i·cal \ˌhi-pə-ˈkri-ti-kəl\

Definition of hypocritical

  1. :  characterized by behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel :  characterized by hypocrisy said that it was hypocritical to demand respect from students without respecting them in return a hypocritical gesture of modesty and virtue — Robert Graves; also :  being a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings :  being a hypocrite

hypocritically

play \ˌhi-pə-ˈkri-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of hypocritical in a sentence

  1. it's hypocritical to say mean things behind someone's back, and then to act nice when you want something from her

Origin and Etymology of hypocritical

see hypocrite


First Known Use: 1553



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