Definition of hypocritical in English:

hypocritical

Syllabification: hyp·o·crit·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌhipəˈkritikəl
 
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adjective

Behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case: we don’t go to church and we thought it would be hypocritical to have him christened it would be entirely hypocritical of me to say I regret it, because I don’t
More example sentences
  • To begrudge them the right to choose their own government via the ballot box is hypocritical in the extreme.
  • The lack of transparency contributes to the cynicism and hypocritical views.
  • So the Congress sometimes rakes up the issue of secularism, which is so hypocritical that it is funny.

Derivatives

hypocritically

Pronunciation: /ˌhipəˈkritik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Indeed, you engage in precisely this sort of rhetoric yourself while hypocritically decrying the heated rhetoric of the left.
  • More hypocritically still, Missing pursued an abortive licensing agreement with a skateboard company to use his anarchist icon.
  • The yellow press will harp on it, hypocritically.

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