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hypocrite


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypocrite  \Hyp"o*crite\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  hypocrita,  Gr  ?  one  who 
  plays  a  part  on  the  stage,  a  dissembler,  feigner.  See 
  {Hypocrisy}.] 
  One  who  plays  a  part  especially,  one  who  for  the  purpose  of 
  winning  approbation  of  favor,  puts  on  a  fair  outside  seeming; 
  one  who  feigns  to  be  other  and  better  than  he  is  a  false 
  pretender  to  virtue  or  piety;  one  who  simulates  virtue  or 
  piety. 
 
  The  hypocrite's  hope  shall  perish.  --Job  viii. 
  13. 
 
  I  dare  swear  he  is  no  hypocrite,  but  prays  from  his 
  heart.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Deceiver;  pretender;  cheat.  See  {Dissembler}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypocrite 
  n  :  a  person  who  professes  beliefs  and  opinions  that  they  do  not 
  hold  [syn:  {dissembler},  {phony},  {phoney}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hypocrite 
  one  who  puts  on  a  mask  and  feigns  himself  to  be  what  he  is  not 
  a  dissembler  in  religion.  Our  Lord  severely  rebuked  the  scribes 
  and  Pharisees  for  their  hypocrisy  (Matt.  6:2,  5,  16).  "The 
  hypocrite's  hope  shall  perish"  (Job  8:13).  The  Hebrew  word  here 
  rendered  hypocrite"  rather  means  the  godless"  or  "profane,"  as 
  it  is  rendered  in  Jer.  23:11,  i.e.,  polluted  with  crimes. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HYPOCRITE,  n.  One  who  profession  virtues  that  he  does  not  respect 
  secures  the  advantage  of  seeming  to  be  what  he  depises 
 
 
  I 
 
 
  I  is  the  first  letter  of  the  alphabet,  the  first  word  of  the  language, 
  the  first  thought  of  the  mind,  the  first  object  of  affection.  In 
  grammar  it  is  a  pronoun  of  the  first  person  and  singular  number.  Its 
  plural  is  said  to  be  _We_,  but  how  there  can  be  more  than  one  myself 
  is  doubtless  clearer  the  grammarians  than  it  is  to  the  author  of  this 
  incomparable  dictionary  Conception  of  two  myselfs  is  difficult,  but 
  fine.  The  frank  yet  graceful  use  of  I"  distinguishes  a  good  writer 
  from  a  bad  the  latter  carries  it  with  the  manner  of  a  thief  trying  to 
  cloak  his  loot. 
 
 




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