Definition of hypocrisy in English:


Line breaks: hyp|oc¦risy
Pronunciation: /hɪˈpɒkrɪsi

noun (plural hypocrisies)

[mass noun]


Middle English: from Old French ypocrisie, via ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek hupokrisis 'acting of a theatrical part', from hupokrinesthai 'play a part, pretend', from hupo 'under' + krinein 'decide, judge'.

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