A show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess
There was no hypocrisy in the tears of the empress.
The so-called higher virtues are mere hypocrisy, and arise from the selfish desire to be superior to the brutes.
They have a remarkable quickness of apprehension, a ready wit, a retentive memory, combined, however, with religious pride and hypocrisy, and a disregard for the truth.
The penal laws put a premium on hypocrisy, and many conformed only to preserve their property or to enable them to take office.
Jim's hypocrisy makes it very difficult to trust him, since he often says one thing and does another.