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hypocrisy

noun [U]     /hɪˈpɒk.rɪ.si/ US  /-ˈpɑː.krə-/ disapproving
C2 a situation in which someone pretends to believe something that they do not really believe , or that is the opposite of what they do or say at another time : There's one rule for her and another rule for everyone else and it's sheer hypocrisy.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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