Meaning of “hypocritical” in the English Dictionary

"hypocritical" in British English

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uk /ˌhɪp.əˈkrɪt.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˌhɪp.əˈkrɪt̬.ɪ.kəl/ disapproving

C2 saying that you have particular moral beliefs but behaving in a way that shows these are not sincere:

Their accusations of corruption are hypocritical - they have been just as corrupt themselves.

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adverb uk /ˌhɪp.əˈkrɪt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌhɪp.əˈkrɪt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

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