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Synonyms for hypocrisy
hɪˈpɒk rə sihypocrisy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hypocrisy

    Pretense (Latin prætendo) primarily signifies the holding something forward as having certain rights or claims, whether truly or falsely; in the good sense, it is now rarely used except with a negative; as, there can be no pretense that this is due; a false pretense implies the possibility of a true pretense; but, alone and unlimited, pretense commonly signifies the offering of something for what it is not. Hypocrisy is the false pretense of moral excellence, either as a cover for actual wrong, or for the sake of the credit and advantage attaching to virtue. Cant (Latin cantus, a song), primarily the singsong iteration of the language of any party, school, or sect, denotes the mechanical and pretentious use of religious phraseology, without corresponding feeling or character; sanctimoniousness is the assumption of a saintly manner without a saintly character. As cant is hypocrisy in utterance, so sanctimoniousness is hypocrisy in appearance, as in looks, tones, etc. Pietism, originally a word of good import, is now chiefly used for an unregulated emotionalism; formalism is an exaggerated devotion to forms, rites, and ceremonies, without corresponding earnestness of heart; sham (identical in origin with shame) is a trick or device that puts one to shame, or that shamefully disappoints expectation or falsifies appearance. Affectation is in matters of intellect, taste, etc., much what hypocrisy is in morals and religion; affectation might be termed petty hypocrisy. Compare DECEPTION.

    Synonyms:
    affectation, cant, dissimulation, formalism, pharisaism, pietism, pretense, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, sham

    Antonyms:
    candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, ingenuousness, openness, sincerity, transparency, truth, truthfulness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypocrisy, lip servicenoun

    an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

    Synonyms:
    lip service

  2. hypocrisynoun

    insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

    Synonyms:
    lip service

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hypocrisynoun

    Synonyms:
    pharisaism, formalism, sanctimoniousness, cant, pietism, assumed piety

  2. hypocrisynoun

    Synonyms:
    dissimulation, deceit, deception, imposture, pretence, false profession

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hypocrisynoun

    Synonyms:
    dissimulation, pharisaism, sanctimoniousness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hypocrisy":

    hypocritical, hypocrite, insincerity, self-righteousness

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How to use hypocrisy in a sentence?

  1. Mark Robinson:

    That cartoon doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is the hypocrisy behind it. That you would portray a Black man, just because he's in the GOP, as a Klansman.

  2. Bernard Mandeville:

    No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.

  3. Harvey Weinstein:

    Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest, yOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.

  4. Matthew Woolfe:

    The Playboy Sultan is getting on in years now, and The Playboy Sultan family hasn't always had the cleanest of reputations, certainly, there are a lot of people talking about the hypocrisy of laws that The Playboy Sultan and The Playboy Sultan government are implementing when The Playboy Sultan family, in the past, could have been seen as being in violation of these laws with some of their antics.

  5. Carl Jung:

    If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.


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