Definition for HYP'O-CRITE

HYP'O-CRITE, n. [Fr. hypocrite; Gr. υποκριτης.]

  1. One who feigns to be what he is not;one who has the form of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion. And the hypocrite's hope shall perish. Job viii.
  2. A dissembler; one who assumes a false appearance. Fair hypocrite, you seek to cheat in vain. Dryden.

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