A hypocritical person: the story tells of respectable Ben who turns out to be a cheat and a hypocrite
More example sentences
- Known hypocrites and liars may, of course, tell the truth about a particular incident.
- But Zeno would be easy to read were he merely reliably unreliable: he would be a hypocrite and a fool.
- He is a Pharisee exposed, the hypocrite who tells his patients how virtuous it is to be stoical.
Middle English: from Old French ypocrite, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek hupokritēs 'actor', from hupokrinesthai (see hypocrisy).