Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hypocrisy
IPA transcription: [hɪp'ɑkɹəsi]
Pronunciations of hypocrisy
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hypocrisy, lip_service
    Meaning: an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
  • Synonyms: hypocrisy
    Meaning: insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
Usage examples
  • It's all damned hypocrisy.
  • "Welcome, thrice welcome, lovely maiden," said Garabin with the most dreadful hypocrisy.
  • Try as they will they cannot escape the truth, nor hide it under the cloak of stupid hypocrisy.
  • He coveted what was not his, and masked his envy with a hypocrisy that now appeared contemptible.
  • "I am in your power, you monster!" he cried; "I can endure your brutalities, but not your hypocrisy."
  • Both men possessed, too, the reticence the Borlsovers had always shown, and which their enemies sometimes called hypocrisy.
  • It may sometimes seem that the brilliant rascal succeeds, that the unscrupulous business man becomes rich, and that the hypocrite prospers through his hypocrisy.
  • As long as the servants were in the room the dinner went on much as other dinners. At such times a certain amount of hypocrisy must always be practised in closely domestic circles.
  • I hear mass every day; I share my substance with the poor, making no display of good works, lest I let hypocrisy and vainglory, those enemies that subtly take possession of the most watchful heart, find an entrance into mine.
  • Every man, as prompted by the warmth of his temper, excited by emulation, or supported by his habits of hypocrisy, endeavored to distinguish himself beyond his fellows, and to arrive at a higher pitch of saintship and perfection.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Gilberto Silva, License CC BY-SA 4.0