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Behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case:‘we don't go to church and we thought it would be hypocritical to have him christened’‘it would be entirely hypocritical of me to say I regret it because I don't’
sanctimonious, pious, pietistic, self-righteous, holier-than-thou, superior, insincere, specious, feigned, pretended, hollow, falsedeceitful, deceptive, dishonest, untruthful, lying, dissembling, duplicitous, two-faced, janus-faced, double-dealing, untrustworthyphoney, pretendpharisaic, pharisaical, tartuffian, cantingView synonyms
- ‘The lack of transparency contributes to the cynicism and hypocritical views.’
- ‘So the Congress sometimes rakes up the issue of secularism, which is so hypocritical that it is funny.’
- ‘But the reasons, one has to admit, are hypocritical and sometimes contradictory.’
- ‘The questions are unclear and the process reeks of hypocritical manipulation.’
- ‘To begrudge them the right to choose their own government via the ballot box is hypocritical in the extreme.’
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