hypocrite
noun Etymology: Middle English ypocrite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin hypocrita, from Greek hypokritēs actor, hypocrite, from hypokrinesthai Date: 13th century 1. a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion 2. a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings • hypocrite adjective

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  • hypocrite — [ ipɔkrit ] n. et adj. • ipocrite v. 1175; bas lat. hypocrita, gr. hupokritês « acteur, mime » → hypocrisie I ♦ N. Personne qui fait preuve d hypocrisie. ⇒ fourbe, imposteur, jésuite, sainte nitouche, sournois (cf. Faux jeton; fam. faux cul, faux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hypocrite — Hyp o*crite, n. [F., fr. L. hypocrita, Gr. ? one who plays a part on the stage, a dissembler, feigner. See {Hypocrisy}.] One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • "Hypocrite" — (Les Zinzins de l espace) Hypocrite est le 2e épisode de la saison ? de la série Les Zinzins de l espace. Synopsis Gorgious est adoré par ses congénères grâce à son humour. Un singe arrive et se cache dans la baignoire où Candy se lave,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hypocrite — [hip′ə krit΄] n. [ME ipocrite < OFr < L hypocrita, stage actor (in LL(Ec), hypocrite) < Gr hypokritēs, an actor (in LXX & N.T., a pretender, hypocrite) < hypokrinesthai: see HYPOCRISY] a person who pretends to be what he or she is… …   English World dictionary

  • hypocrite — (n.) c.1200, ypocrite, from O.Fr. ypocrite (12c., Mod.Fr. hypocrite), from Church L. hypocrita, from Gk. hypokrites stage actor, pretender, dissembler, from hypokrinesthai (see HYPOCRISY (Cf. hypocrisy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypocrite — Hypocrite. adj. de tout genre. Faux devot, qui affecte des apparences de pieté, de probité. Malheur à vous hypocrites. il fait l homme de bien, mais c est un hypocrite …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • hypocrite — [n] person who pretends, is deceitful actor, attitudinizer, backslider*, bigot, bluffer, casuist, charlatan, cheat, con artist, crook, deceiver, decoy, dissembler, dissimulator, fake, faker, four flusher*, fraud, hook*, humbug, impostor, informer …   New thesaurus

  • hypocrite — Hypocrite, Hypocrita …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • hypocrite — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is given to hypocrisy. DERIVATIVES hypocritical adjective hypocritically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • hypocrite — 1. (hypocrite) (1265↑, 336↓) (1) A person who engages in the same behaviors he condemns others for. (2) A person who professes certain ideals, but fails to live up to them. (3) A person who holds other people to higher standards than he holds… …   Urban English dictionary

  • hypocrite — (i po kri t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de l hypocrisie, qui affecte des apparences de piété, de probité, de douceur, etc. •   Quoi ! la feinte douceur de cette âme hypocrite Vous fera démentir..., MOL. Tart. III, 6. •   Ô ciel ! qu entends je ici ! il ne… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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