A longtime advocate of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation on the hypocrisies—and complexities—of the Gaza conflict.
Pivot forward and you can see the hypocrisies that will be dragged out in the coming days.
And there are many things—flatteries, disgraceful humiliations, hypocrisies—which are almost as bad as stealing.
Believe you that you can dupe me by your hypocrisies and base flatteries?
Their attacks on her evoke outbursts of indignation from the really worthy, indignation against society and its hypocrisies.
Shall we continue to close our eyes to the hypocrisies of the church?
It would be the mariage de convenance, with its hypocrisies, its lies, its miseries.
I know full well how contemptible the affectations and hypocrisies of life are.
How I polluted it by my hypocrisies, my self-conceits, my worldly thoughts, and worldly friends!
It is a noble protest against all hypocrisies and all shams.
c.1200, ipocrisie, from Old French ypocrisie, from Late Latin hypocrisis, from Greek hypokrisis "acting on the stage, pretense," from hypokrinesthai "play a part, pretend," also "answer," from hypo- "under" (see sub-) + middle voice of krinein "to sift, decide" (see crisis). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from "separate gradually" to "answer" to "answer a fellow actor on stage" to "play a part." The h- was restored in English 16c.
Hypocrisy is the art of affecting qualities for the purpose of pretending to an undeserved virtue. Because individuals and institutions and societies most often live down to the suspicions about them, hypocrisy and its accompanying equivocations underpin the conduct of life. Imagine how frightful truth unvarnished would be. [Benjamin F. Martin, "France in 1938," 2005]