- of the nature of hypocrisy, or pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually possess: The parent who has a “do what I say and not what I do” attitude can appear hypocritical to a child.
- possessing the characteristics of hypocrisy: Isn't a politician hypocritical for talking about human dignity while voting against reasonable social programs?
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Examples from the Web for hypocritically
Olivia uses this revelation to hypocritically lecture about waiting for stolen moments and mistaking secrets and lies for love.‘Scandal’: The 11 Craziest Moments on Shonda Rhimes’s ABC Show (Video)
March 21, 2013
Critics say people should get out of sex work, but then hypocritically shun us when we make the transition.Life After Sex Work
December 17, 2012
I am accused of hypocritically “lecturing” Arabs about human rights.The Real Hypocrites
November 7, 2012
You remember what you said to him and forget how hypocritically he behaved toward you.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
I hypocritically said, 'Now I will trust a little to chance.'Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
"I am sorry to say that I have no doubt at all," said the housekeeper, hypocritically.The Cash Boy
Horatio Alger Jr.
Not absolutely, hypocritically, I think it's pathetic, myself.The Book of the Damned
Some do so more demurely and hypocritically than others; but what else does any one go into company for?Heartsease
Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin and History for hypocritically
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