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Definition of "hypocritical" []

  • Characterized by hypocrisy: hypocritical praise. (adjective)
  • Being a hypocrite: a hypocritical rogue. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypocritical" in a sentence
  • "It was a protest against what he calls the hypocritical policies of the United States, which has supported Mubarak despite his autocratic rule."
  • "Brewer fumes at the oil-services giant's tactics, which he calls hypocritical and reminiscent of the rhetorical handsprings of the"
  • "Western powers for what he called hypocritical and dangerous policies that can only lead to nuclear proliferation, according to remarks broadcast on state-run Press TV."