1. professing feelings or virtues one does not have
; - Example: "hypocritical praise"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hypocritical \Hyp`o*crit"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a
hypocriticalperson; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical
Hypocritical professions of friendship and of pacific
intentions were not spared. --Macaulay.
-- Hyp`o*crit"ic*al*ly, adv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: professing feelings or virtues one does not have;
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "hypocritical":
Pecksniffian, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, affected, alleged,
ambidextrous, assumed, avowed, bland, canting, casuistic, claimed,
counterfeited, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, dishonest,
dissembling, double, double-dealing, double-faced, double-minded,
double-tongued, doublehearted, fake, faked, faking, false, feigned,
feigning, glib, goody, goody-goody, holier-than-thou, hypocritic,
in name only, insincere, left-handed, lying, mealymouthed,
mendacious, moralistic, oily, ostensible, pecksniffian, perfidious,
pharisaic, pharisaical, pharisean, phony, pietistic, pious,
pretended, pretending, pretexted, professed, purported, put-on,
sanctified, sanctimonious, self-righteous, sham, simon-pure,
simulated, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, sniveling,
so-called, specious, spurious, treacherous, two-faced, unctuous,