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Definition of hypocrisy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. hypocrisies) [uncountable, countable] (disapproving)
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behavior in which someone pretends to have moral standards or opinions that they do not actually have He condemned the hypocrisy of those politicians who do one thing and say another. It's hypocrisy for them to pretend that they were shocked at the news.
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