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
Right now I shall continue to live by example and put all my energy into an
  attempt to not be a hypocrite.
Actually, he's a hypocrite who goes yachting on the Potomac at taxpayer expense.
Friends have called him a hypocrite.
The former statesman cannot be called either a cynic or hypocrite.
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