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hypocritical

[hip-uh-krit-i-kuh l] /ˌhɪp əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of the nature of hypocrisy, or pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually possess:
The parent who has a “do what I say and not what I do” attitude can appear hypocritical to a child.
2.
possessing the characteristics of hypocrisy:
Isn't a politician hypocritical for talking about human dignity while voting against reasonable social programs?
Related forms
hypocritically, adverb
unhypocritical, adjective
unhypocritically, adverb
Can be confused
hypercritical, hypocritical.
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Word Origin and History for hypo critical

hypocritical

adj.

1540s (implied in hypocritically), from hypocritic, which was used in the same sense, + -al (1). Middle English used simple hypocrite as the adjective (c.1400) as well as the noun.

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