hypocrite

[hip-uh-krit]
noun
1.
a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2.
a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English ipocrite < Old French < Late Latin hypocrita < Greek hypokritḗs a stage actor, hence one who pretends to be what he is not, equivalent to hypokrī́(nesthai) (see hypocrisy) + -tēs agent suffix

hypocritical, adjective
superhypocrite, noun


deceiver, dissembler, pretender, pharisee.
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hypocrite (ˈhɪpəkrɪt)
 
n
a person who pretends to be what he is not
 
[C13: from Old French ipocrite, via Late Latin, from Greek hupokritēs one who plays a part, from hupokrinein to feign, from krinein to judge]
 
hypo'critical
 
adj
 
hypo'critically
 
adv

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hypocrite
early 13c., from O.Fr. ypocrite (Mod.Fr. hypocrite), from Church L. hypocrita, from Gk. hypokrites "stage actor, pretender, dissembler," from hypokrinesthai (see hypocrisy).
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Hypocrite definition


one who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16). "The hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here rendered "hypocrite" rather means the "godless" or "profane," as it is rendered in Jer. 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes.

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Example sentences
So far as hypocrites are concerned, you are wrong again.
Those countries that do nothing of substance will then be shamed to be shown up
  as hypocrites.
We resent these hypocrites because they appoint themselves to tell the rest of
  us what to do.
That's because power quickly turns us into hypocrites.
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