from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by hypocrisy: hypocritical praise.
- adj. Being a hypocrite: a hypocritical rogue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from hypocrisy; characterized by hypocrisy; dissembling; feigned.
- Synonyms Dissembling, insincere, hollow, sham; sanctimonious, canting, Pharisaical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. professing feelings or virtues one does not have
From hypocritic + -al, from ὑποκριτικός (hupokritikos), from ὑποκριτής (hupokritēs, "actor, hypocrite"), from ὑποκρίνομαι (hupokrinomai, "I play a part on stage"), from ὑπό (hupo, "below") + κρίνω (krinō, "I choose"). (Wiktionary)