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1530s, from Greek hypokritikos "acting a part, pretending" (see hypocrisy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • It was a hypocritic deprecation of the future importance and eminence which Elisha had prophesied for him.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Middle-class prejudice and hypocritic canting twaddle from Judge and advocate dragged their weary length along for days and days.

  • At any moment, indeed, she might turn up; but the days passed—the hypocritic days—and she did not turn up.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland

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