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Definition 1: insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have - [noun denoting attribute]

(hypocrisy is a kind of ...) the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical

(... is a kind of hypocrisy ) the quality of being hypocritically devout

(... is a kind of hypocrisy ) smug self-serving earnestness

Definition 2: an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for hypocrisy in the sense of this definition

(hypocrisy is a kind of ...) pretending with intention to deceive

(... is a kind of hypocrisy ) a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping

"the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma" "politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed"

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