- Hypocritical Hyp`o*crit"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a
hypocriticalperson; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical
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hypocritical — index dishonest, disingenuous, evasive, faithless, false (disloyal), insidious, machiavellian, pe … Law dictionary
hypocritical — 1540s (implied in hypocritically), from HYPOCRITIC (Cf. hypocritic), which was used in the same sense, + AL (Cf. al) (1). Middle English used simple hypocrite as the adjective (c.1400) as well as the noun … Etymology dictionary
hypocritical — sanctimonious, Pharisaical, canting (see under HYPOCRISY) Analogous words: unctuous, oily, slick, *fulsome: feigned, affected, assumed, simulated, shammed, counterfeited, pretended (see ASSUME) Contrasted words: genuine, veritable, bona fide,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
hypocritical — hypocritical, hypercritical see hyper , hypo … Modern English usage
hypocritical — [adj] deceitful, pretending affected, artificial, assuming, bland, canting, captious, caviling, deceptive, deluding, dissembling, double, double dealing, duplicitous, faithless, false, feigning, fishy*, fraudulent, glib, hollow, insincere, jivey … New thesaurus
hypocritical — adj. 1) hypocritical about 2) hypocritical to + inf. (it was hypocritical of her to make the offer) * * * [ˌhɪpə krɪtɪk(ə)l] hypocritical about hypocritical to + inf. (it was hypocritical of her to make the offer) … Combinatory dictionary
hypocritical — [[t]hɪ̱pəkrɪ̱tɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you accuse someone of being hypocritical, you mean that they pretend to have qualities, beliefs, or feelings that they do not really have. It would be hypocritical to say I travel at 70mph… … English dictionary
hypocritical — hyp·o·crit·i·cal (hĭp ə krĭtʹĭ kəl) adj. 1. Characterized by hypocrisy: hypocritical praise. 2. Being a hypocrite: a hypocritical rogue. hyp o·critʹi·cal·ly adv. * * * … Universalium
hypocritical — hyp|o|crit|i|cal [ˌhıpəˈkrıtıkəl] adj behaving in a way that is different from what you claim to believe used to show disapproval ≠ ↑sincere it s hypocritical (of sb) to do sth ▪ It s hypocritical of these universities to call their football… … Dictionary of contemporary English
hypocritical — adjective behaving in a way that is intended to make people believe that you are morally better than you really are: hypocritical concern for the less privileged members of society … Longman dictionary of contemporary English