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  • hypocrisy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. deceit, dissembling, pretense, falsity, insincerity; sanctimony, cant, Phariseeism. See falsehood, impiety. Ant., honesty, sincerity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. quackery, casuistry, pharisaism,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hypocrisy — I noun artfulness, charlatanism, charlatanry, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, dishonesty, dissembling, dissimulatio, double dealing, duplicity, false profession, falsification, fraud, fraudulence, fraus, front, guile, hollow pretense, imposture …   Law dictionary

  • hypocrisy — [hi päk′rə sē] n. pl. hypocrisies [ME ipocrisie < OFr < L hypocrisis, mimicry (in LL(Ec), pretended sanctity) < Gr hypokrisis, acting a part (in LXX and N.T., hypocrisy) < hypokrinesthai, to play a part < hypo , HYPO + krinesthai,… …   English World dictionary

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