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hypocrisynoun [U]

uk   /hɪˈpɒk.rɪ.si/  us   /hɪˈpɑː.krə.si/ 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.

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(Definition of hypocrisy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hypocrisynoun [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.
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Translations of “hypocrisy”
in Vietnamese đạo đức giả…
in Spanish hipocresía…
in Malaysian kepura-puraan…
in Thai ความเจ้าเล่ห์หลอกลวง…
in French hypocrisie…
in German die Heuchelei…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虛偽,偽善…
in Russian лицемерие…
in Turkish iki yüzlülük, riyakârlık, mürailik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虚伪,伪善…
in Indonesian kemunafikan…
in Polish hipokryzja…
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“hypocrisy” in American English

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