hypocritical :


“Hypocritical” has a narrow, very specific meaning. It describes behavior or speech that is intended to make one look better or more pious than one really is. It is often wrongly used to label people who are merely narrow-minded or genuinely pious. Do not confuse this word with “hypercritical,” which describes people who are picky.

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  • s  professing feelings or virtues one does not have
    hypocritical praise
News & Articles

  • 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.'
    June 27, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • 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.
    June 26, 2013 - MMA Junkie
  • '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 ...
    June 25, 2013 - The Washington Times