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English definition of “hypocrisy”


noun [U]    /hɪˈpɑk·rə·si/ disapproving
pretending to be what you are not, or pretending to believe something that you do not: Critics are accusing him of hypocrisy and deceit. hypocrite    /ˈhɪp·əˌkrɪt/ noun [C] The biggest hypocrites in sports are owners who yell about playerssalaries. hypocritical    /ˌhɪp·əˈkrɪt̬·ɪ·kəl/ adjective [not gradable] It’s hypocritical for him to criticize her for doing the same things that he does.
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