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Synonyms for hypocrisy
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hypocrisynoun

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

  2. hypocrisynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hypocrisynoun

    Synonyms:
    dissimulation, pharisaism, sanctimoniousness

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "hypocrisy":

    hypocritical, hypocrite, insincerity, self-righteousness

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How to use hypocrisy in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Woolfe:

    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.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    It's important to understand on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I was leading the fight along with Jeff Sessions to defeat this bill, the Gang of Eight bill. As a result, I was introducing a whole series of amendments, in part, to demonstrate the hypocrisy of the Democrats.

  3. Rodrigue Arcuri:

    We are happy to see the people of New Orleans finally able to return to normal and enjoy the Mardi Gras season, that is exactly what we have been advocating for.We are furious to see our so-called city leaders violating their own mask mandate all through the carnival season while demanding that ordinary citizens and children remain masked. The hypocrisy and privilege will no longer be tolerated. The silence from our state legislature is deafening. We see you, and we are coming for you.

  4. The Massachusetts Democrat:

    The issue where they lose me is hypocrisy, what I think is unacceptable is to vote a certain set of rules as an elected official and then to violate them yourself. But if you are a Democrat, Republican, whatever, and you vote to allow people to do what you do, then I have no demand that you become public.

  5. Walter Scott:

    The question we should be debating and fighting over is how do we resolve those issues going forward? One side says I'm going to take from some to give to others. Fighting bigotry with bigotry is hypocrisy. if we remember, the goal isn't for Republicans or Democrats to win, but for communities to feel safer and our officers to feel respected.


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