hypocrisy


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a show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess

Synonyms for hypocrisy

an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

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"I serve, thou servest, we serve"--so chanteth here even the hypocrisy of the rulers--and alas!
Ah, even upon their hypocrisy did mine eyes' curiosity alight; and well did I divine all their fly-happiness, and their buzzing around sunny window- panes.
He coaxed, wheedled, cajoled, and complimented Jos Sedley with a perseverance and cordiality of which he was not aware himself, very likely; but some men who have unmarried sisters or daughters even, may remember how uncommonly agreeable gentlemen are to the male relations when they are courting the females; and perhaps this rogue of a Dobbin was urged by a similar hypocrisy.
His decent reticence is branded as hypocrisy, his circumlocutions are roundly called lies, and his silence is vilified as treachery.
He rails at the order of things, but he imagines nothing different, even when he shows that its baseness, and cruelty, and hypocrisy are well-nigh inevitable, and, for most of those who wish to get on in it, quite inevitable.
child, you should read books which would teach you a little hypocrisy, which would instruct you how to hide your thoughts a little better."--"I hope, madam," answered Sophia, "I have no thoughts which I ought to be ashamed of discovering."--"Ashamed!
It was easy to see that the scene had strongly impressed Rouletabille in favour of Monsieur Robert Darzac; while, to Larsan, it showed nothing but consummate hypocrisy, acted with finished art by Mademoiselle Stangerson's fiance.
It is not by accident that " hypocrisy" happens to be a greek word.
Imee Marcos was insinuating he was a bad person, she was showing too much hypocrisy.
Williams argues that it is "the favorite leftist tool" of academics and others to point out the hypocrisy of the Founders, who declared equality for all in the Constitution, then went on to condone slavery.
Conservative and SNP Stirling Council members were engaged in a "hypocrisy" row this week over the controversial Viewforth Link Road project.
The Oxford American Dictionary defines "hypocrisy" as "the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's behavior does not conform." That definition perfectly encapsulates the Palestinian Authority's campaign to force ordinary Palestinians to forego Israeli products as a sign of "resistance" to "normalization" with Israel.
THE Brexit speech of Theresa May had to be changed after she was accused of "utter hypocrisy" over claims she was due to make about a previous referendum.
Some scholars divide hypocrisy into two kinds: major and minor.
Now although Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism all are contaminated, it is really the hypocrisy of the Muslims that strikes me as incredible.