n. Pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have.


  1. insincerity
  2. dishonesty
  3. lie


  1. fairness
  2. honesty
  3. truthfullness


  1. Some people question the hypocrisy of our government for its belief that all men are created equal, when there is so much disparity of wealth in the United States.
  2. Taxing the poor while increasing his own wealth was one of the greatest acts of hypocrisy of the king.
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The Breakfast Club-What happens on Monday, are we still friends?

This is an example of hypocrisy because at first the "preppy girl" is getting called out on what she would do if she saw these people in school, and she says that she would talk to them. Next, John Bender, says that that is the wrong thing to do, the preppy girl then calls him out on how he would do the same thing, even though he said he wouldn't.