hypocritical hypocritical  /ˌhɪ pə ˈkrɪ tɪ kəl/


  • (adj) professing feelings or virtues one does not have


  1. When it comes to taking a position, the hypocritical intelligentsia says that it is apolitical and would rather not take a position.
  2. The union leader accused the politician of being hypocritical and showing false sympathy for the working classes.
  3. Richard's opponents called him hypocritical, power hungry and impudent when actually he was trying his best to help the underprivileged.


  1. Miesha Tate shrugs off criticism over nude photos

    01:38 AM ET 06.26 | After ripping Ronda Rousey last year for posing nude in ESPN's The Body issue, Miesha Tate will take her turn for this year's issue. "I never said it was hypocritical for Ronda to pose nude for 'The Body Issue.'
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. With 'Body Issue' news, Miesha Tate laughs off hypocrisy talk, stands by claims

    One year after chastising UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey for a decision she feels was hypocritical, Miesha Tate is standing by her words. If you think that makes her a hypocrite, as well, Tate recommends you review her original claims.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: MMA Junkie

  3. 'Sopranos' cast outraged with fellow actor's interviews on James Gandolfini

    Cast members of "The Sopranos" are outraged at one of their fellow actors, describing his recent media sweep to discuss his so-called relationship with deceased James Gandolfini as a hypocritical show of self-promotion. Joe Gannascoli, who played the gay mobster Vito Spatafore, has conducted a series of interviews in the ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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