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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction;
[syn: hypocrisy, lip service]

2. insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hypocrisy \Hy*poc"ri*sy\ (h[i^]*p[o^]k"r[i^]*s[y^]), n.; pl. Hypocrisies (-s[i^]z). [OE. hypocrisie, ypocrisie, OF. hypocrisie, ypocrisie, F. hypocrisie, L. hypocrisis, fr. Gr. "ypo`krisis the playing a part on the stage, simulation, outward show, fr. "ypokr`nesqai to answer on the stage, to play a part; "ypo` under + kri`nein to decide; in the middle voice, to dispute, contend. See Hypo-, and Critic.] The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness. [1913 Webster] Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. --La Rochefoucauld (Trans. ). [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "hypocrisy": Pecksniffery, Pharisaism, Tartuffery, Tartuffism, affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, artfulness, artificiality, cant, casuistry, charlatanism, charlatanry, chicanery, craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, empty gesture, facade, fakery, false front, false piety, false show, falseheartedness, falseness, feigned belief, front, furtiveness, glibness, goody-goodiness, guile, humbug, hypocriticalness, image, indirection, insidiousness, insincerity, lip service, lying, mannerism, mealymouthedness, mendacity, mere show, mouthing, mummery, oiliness, ostentatious devotion, pecksniffery, pharisaicalness, pharisaism, pietism, pietisticalness, piety, piousness, pretense, pretension, prunes and prisms, public image, put-on, putting on airs, quackery, religionism, religiosity, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, self-righteousness, sham, shiftiness, show, sneak attack, sneakiness, snivel, snuffle, snuffling, soft soap, stylishness, surreptitiousness, sweet talk, tokenism, treacherousness, two-facedness, unction, unctuousness, underhandedness, unnaturalness