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Who is called a hypocrite?
Last Updated: 5th May, 2020
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Thereof, what is the biblical definition of a hypocrite?
a person who pretends to have virtues, moral orreligiousbeliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does notactually possess,especially a person whose actions belie statedbeliefs.
is hypocrisy the same as hypocrite? is that hypocrite is someone whopracticeshypocrisy, who pretends to hold beliefs, or whoseactionsare not consistent with their claimed beliefswhilehypocrisy is the claim or pretense of holdingbeliefs,feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, virtues ormotivationsthat one does not actually possess.
Keeping this in consideration, is hypocrite a bad word?
Someone who does not act according to his or herstatedbeliefs is a hypocrite. We thought he was ahypocritebecause he told us cheating was bad, eventhough he hascheated on several tests. Our word hypocritecomes from anancient Greek word that means "actor"or"pretender."
Where did the term hypocrite come from?
'Hypocrite' comes from theGreekword 'hypokrites', which means "an actor." Thewordhypocrite ultimately came into English from theGreekword hypokrites, which means “an actor”or“a stage player.”