What does the word hypocritical mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Hypocritically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a hypocrite or hypocrisy.

Usage examples for hypocritical

  1. Perhaps by no other method could England, and, with England, Scotland, and in due time Ireland, have become partakers of that classic civilization and learning, the fount whereof, for good and for evil, was Rome and the Pope of Rome: but the method was at least wicked; the actors in it tyrannous, brutal, treacherous, hypocritical; and the conquest of England by William will remain to the end of time a mighty crime, abetted- one may almost say made possible, as too many such crimes have been before and since- by the intriguing ambition of the Pope of Rome. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  2. How should it exist, I say, when the people has lost its own unity of feeling, and knows that the feeling of the part calling itself the educated part and claiming the right of controlling the artistic spirit of the nation, is false and hypocritical? – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche