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Synonyms for hypocrite
ˈhɪp ə krɪthyp·ocrite

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. hypocrite

    A hypocrite (Greek hypokrites, one who answers on the stage, an actor, especially a mimic actor) is one who acts a false part, or assumes a character other than the real. Deceiver is the most comprehensive term, including all the other words of the group. The deceiver seeks to give false impressions of any matter where he has an end to gain; the dissembler or hypocrite seeks to give false impressions in regard to himself. The dissembler is content if he can keep some base conduct or evil purpose from being discovered; the hypocrite seeks not merely to cover his vices, but to gain credit for virtue. The cheat and impostor endeavor to make something out of those they may deceive. The cheat is the inferior and more mercenary, as the thimble-rig gambler; the impostor may aspire to a fortune or a throne. Compare HYPOCRISY.

    The antonyms of hypocrite are to be found only in phrases embodying the adjectives candid, honest, ingenuous, sincere, true, etc.

    Synonyms:
    cheat, deceiver, dissembler, impostor, pretender

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.2 / 10 votes

  1. hypocrite

    Synonyms:
    feigner, pretender, dissembler, imposter, cheat, deceitful person

    Antonyms:
    saint, believer, christian, simpleton, dupe, bigot, fanatic, lover of truth

Princeton's WordNet1.8 / 5 votes

  1. hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretendernoun

    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

    Synonyms:
    dissimulator, dissembler, phoney, shammer, role player, imposter, pretender, pseudo, faker, pseud, impostor, sham, fraud, fake, phony

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hypergamy

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. hypocritenoun

    Synonyms:
    pharisee, formalist, pietist, religionist, canter

  2. hypocritenoun

    Synonyms:
    dissembler, deceiver, impostor, pretender, cheat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. hypocritenoun

    Synonyms:
    dissembler, pharisee, formalist, dissimulator

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "hypocrite":

    hypocritical, hypocrisy, phony

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How to use hypocrite in a sentence?

  1. John Furjanic:

    I think this is a watershed moment because he is a man and he is conservative, he would be a hypocrite to give himself family time off and not grant it to the rest of the USA.

  2. Proverb:

    A hypocrite's hatred is hidden behind flattering words. #qotd #quoteoftheday

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

  4. Reality TV star Josh Duggar:

    I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

  5. John Crist:

    ... The biggest hypocrite in all of this was me thatI was portraying a person on the Internet that I was not behaving like privately.


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