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hypocrisy

noun [U]  us   /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
noun [C]  us   /ˈhɪp·əˌkrɪt/
The biggest hypocrites in sports are owners who yell about playerssalaries.
hypocritical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌhɪp·əˈkrɪt̬·ɪ·kəl/
It’s hypocritical for him to criticize her for doing the same things that he does.
Translations of “hypocrisy”
in Vietnamese đạo đức giả…
in Spanish hipocresía…
in Thai ความเจ้าเล่ห์หลอกลวง…
in Malaysian kepura-puraan…
in French hypocrisie…
in German die Heuchelei…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虛偽,偽善…
in Indonesian kemunafikan…
in Russian лицемерие…
in Turkish iki yüzlülük, riyakârlık, mürailik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虚伪,伪善…
in Polish hipokryzja…
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