Meaning of Hypocrite

What is Hypocrite:

Hypocrite is the adjective given to those who act hypocritically, either because they pretend or pretend what they don't feel, or because they pretend to be what they are not.

The word hypocrite comes from Latin hypocrĭta, which is derived from the Greek ὑποκριτής (hipocrités), which means ‘actor or actress’. This, in turn, follows from the verb ὑποκρίσιν (hypocrísin), which translates ‘to act, to pretend’. In its origin, the term hypocrite did not have negative connotations, since it referred to the function of playing a role, of acting. Later, in this same culture, the term was used to refer to those who "acted" in everyday life, that is, who pretended to be people who were not.

A hypocrite can be a person who has hypocritical feelings or attitudes, or is a false person, who pretends, who does things that he would not actually do in another situation. He is a person who acts like another, who uses hypocrisy, who is not fair, and above all he is someone who is not trustworthy. Hypocrite is someone who pretends to be what he is not, either through religion, virtues, characteristics, ideas, feelings, etc.

In fact, already in the Bible(Luke, XII: 1-2).

The hypocritical person pretends to have something that he does not have, either to please others, to get closer to a particular group, or even for his own self-esteem.

A hypocritical act is when someone criticizes someone's attitude, but does the exact same thing, or even worse. The hypocrite does not even think about this fact, all he wants is to be at an advantage over others. Another example of a hypocrite is someone who wants to do something, and criticizes those who do it only to devalue others.

A hypocrite is also a disguised, disguised person, a demagogue, who pretends to be something he is not.

The hypocrite shows what he wants to be seen, and at the same time hides what he does not want to be known by the environment.

There are those who argue that hypocrisy is necessary for the normal functioning of society. In this way, individuals should feign feelings contrary to those they actually experience to avoid conflict. It is believed that if the subjects were to tell the truth without any kind of concealment, they could cause uncomfortable or unwanted situations.

Finally, hypocrite can also designate, according to Entomology, a species of butterfly common in Spain, called Hypocrite jacobaeae, of the genus of Heteropterous Lepidoptera from the Citidae family and the Nictemerines tribe.

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