Although the level of violence is unprecedented, hypocrisy and governing with an iron fist are nothing new for President Assad.
Nor is the hypocrisy the least bit astonishing, except to Marianne.
Solid Democrat (16-6) hypocrisy Almost half the sex scandals we turned up involved someone saying one thing while doing another.
Our business is littered with hypocrisy, and now I am calling the hypocrites out.
For his part, Rove fired back hard, denying that his group taps overseas sources of funding, and accusing Obama of hypocrisy.
To hold him guilty, here or elsewhere, of malice or hypocrisy, is to misread his character.
Our highest wisdom is the law of hypocrisy which we call diplomacy.
Against that I place the cry: away with the hypocrisy of the Burgfrieden (civil truce)!
There is far more hypocrisy of vice nowadays than hypocrisy of virtue.
These liberal activities were held as the absolute proofs of the hypocrisy of Europe's outlaw.
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]