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

Nearby words

  1. hypocorticoidism,
  2. hypocotyl,
  3. hypocrinism,
  4. hypocrisy,
  5. hypocrite,
  6. hypocritical,
  7. hypocrystalline,
  8. hypocupremia,
  9. hypocycloid,
  10. hypocythemia

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for hypocritic

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

  • Middle-class prejudice and hypocritic canting twaddle from Judge and advocate dragged their weary length along for days and days.

  • It was a hypocritic deprecation of the future importance and eminence which Elisha had prophesied for him.