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hypocrisy

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
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Examples

The way society views the whole drug scene is riddled with hypocrisy and double standards.

There’s a lot of hypocrisy from the government about crime and what is happening in the inner cities.

Chao’s hostility to politicians stems from what he considers their intrinsic hypocrisy.

she was irritated to be accused of hypocrisy

They will be exposed for things called hypocrisy and cant, and they will not get away with it.

his target was the hypocrisy of suburban life

Dislike of the clergy, accused of hypocrisy and worse, was of ancient origins.

Something must be done about this, if we are not to continue in our habitual posture of concerned hypocrisy.

I myself have had problems with American politics and hypocrisy since I was a small child.

At the same time, the artist alludes to the real world, having it out with hypocrisy and duplicity.

So, on top of everything else, there seems to be a case of political hypocrisy here.

As for the authorities, surely there’s a level of hypocrisy or humbug at the least.

The slaughter of men, women and children has been concealed by military and religious hypocrisy.

The common factor among the marchers was a rejection of cant, lies and hypocrisy.

This book also does a tremendous job of exposing the corruption and hypocrisy of big business.

There’s almost as much hypocrisy in the present government as there is in the church.

The words we hear from our leaders are a daily diet of lies, spin and hypocrisy.

Here is a fine example of journalistic hypocrisy, and you can never know that this is a sin I am guilty of.

There has certainly been too much misguided media management, some hypocrisy and even sleaze.

However, as with the infant formula companies, the industry stands accused of hypocrisy.

There is an important point to be made about so-called sexual hypocrisy in government.

The fact that she is an impostor makes an incredibly ironic point about hypocrisy.