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Just as it was hypocritical for Newsom to attend that dinner party, it’s hypocritical to claim that people know to social distance and to insist you follow the science while hosting indoor holiday parties.

“It seems hypocritical to throw him into the fire when we’ve been putting up with so much worse,” Brandon Barber, 32, an unaffiliated voter who works in finance and served as an Army medic in Iraq, said of Cunningham.

It’s hypocritical if he expects the population to be able to do that, because the task force he constituted is recommending it, yet he’s not doing it.

From Fortune

Being hypocritical and miserly are what Falwell is being roasted for.

From Ozy

If they don’t, DTC startups risk coming across as hypocritical if they try to market themselves as championing diversity, inclusion and transparency, but customers learn their retail employees had a different experience.

From Digiday

“They are hypocritical on this very issue,” Shearer said about Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other public officials.

Similarly, the shocking demand among some Republicans for greater action—for ground troops, even—is equally hypocritical.

The double standard of sexualization is hypocritical at best and ineffectively vindictive at worse.

Meanwhile, the hypocritical pageants that rejected her continue to see their cultural relevance—and TV ratings—decline.

On spending and economic issues, he was atrocious and hypocritical in all the ways that a Republican can be.

God rejects the hypocritical fasts of the Jews: recommends works of mercy, and sincere godliness.

Pope-holy; properly an adjective, meaning 'holy as a pope,' hence, hypocritical.

He even joined with some show of interest (of course hypocritical) in the conversation.

Calvin gave birth, by the sternness of his doctrines and his executions, to that form of hypocritical sentiment called "cant."

The hypocritical ceremony continued some time, when the warriors began talking among themselves.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hypocritical, such as: deceptive, duplicitous, false, insincere, sanctimonious, and self-righteous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.