Word of the Day: Hypocrisy


hy-poc-ri-sy / hĭ-pŏk-rĭ-sē

noun (plural hypocrisies)

1. the practice of appearing to be what one is not, especially the false assumption of virtue or religion

Hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption.

Wes Fesler, 1908 – 1989

2. an act or occurrence of publicly professing certain beliefs or feelings that one does not actually believe or adhere to

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.

Honore de Balzac, 1799 – 1850