What does the word hypocrisy mean?

Usage examples for hypocrisy

  1. After all, your friends love you the better for your innocent hypocrisy. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  2. There has, at any rate, been no hypocrisy with me in regard to you. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. George and Janet were all for acting as if nothing unusual had happened, and Rosie scorned them afresh for the useless hypocrisy. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore