Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

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Synonyms of Hypocrite

dissembler, dissimulator, phoney, phony, pretender

Origin of the word Hypocrite

  1. early 13c., from O.Fr. ypocrite (Mod.Fr. hypocrite), from Church L. hypocrita, from Gk. hypokrites "stage actor, pretender, dissembler," from hypokrinesthai (see hypocrisy). more

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Words that sound like Hypocrite

haphazard, hoopskirt

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