Nor is the hypocrisy the least bit astonishing, except to Marianne.
Our business is littered with hypocrisy, and now I am calling the hypocrites out.
Yes, of course, it is threaded through with hypocrisy and outright duplicity.
But hypocrisy becomes mental illness when we seek to punish people for our own tendency to hurt other people.
hypocrisy, it is often said, is the tribute vice pays to virtue.
To hold him guilty, here or elsewhere, of malice or hypocrisy, is to misread his character.
His eyes, round and full and steady, taxed her with falsehood, with hypocrisy.
Against that I place the cry: away with the hypocrisy of the Burgfrieden (civil truce)!
I will not make it a hypocrisy to say, 'Lead us not into temptation.'
These liberal activities were held as the absolute proofs of the hypocrisy of Europe's outlaw.
c.1200, ipocrisie, from Old French ypocrisie, from Late Latin hypocrisis, from Greek hypokrisis "acting on the stage, pretense," from hypokrinesthai "play a part, pretend," also "answer," from hypo- "under" (see sub-) + middle voice of krinein "to sift, decide" (see crisis). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from "separate gradually" to "answer" to "answer a fellow actor on stage" to "play a part." The h- was restored in English 16c.
Hypocrisy is the art of affecting qualities for the purpose of pretending to an undeserved virtue. Because individuals and institutions and societies most often live down to the suspicions about them, hypocrisy and its accompanying equivocations underpin the conduct of life. Imagine how frightful truth unvarnished would be. [Benjamin F. Martin, "France in 1938," 2005]