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One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming; one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false pretender to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or piety. The hypocrite's hope shall perish. (job viii. 13) I dare swear he is no hypocrite, but prays from his heart. (Shak)

Synonym: Deceiver, pretender, cheat. See dissembler.

Origin: f, fr. L. Hypocrita, gr. One who plays a part on the stage, a dissembler, feigner. See hypocrisy.

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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... but misunderstand or misinterpret the findings of science. If you do not wish to accept the findings of science, then that's OK. Just don't be a hypocrite. All science has been able to do, all it is able to do, is to try and test what might have been possible. No more. If you feel that science ...

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by wbla3335
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 34713

Digestive System Evolution

... bring me back, although I never read it until just now. And I thank you anyway, even though I think that you posted that in order to make me out a hypocrite or something like that. I believe the previous discussion was about brain disposal as a part of the evolutionary process. To which I responded ...

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by Tomn
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Digestive System Evolution
Replies: 60
Views: 121216

Bible vs Darwin

... you are right that deeds are more important than beliefs, just as actions speak louder than words. Jesus's favorite word in the Gospels was "hypocrite," because He was constantly speaking out against precisely those sorts of people who would dare to call themselves holy while living ...

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by alextemplet
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
Replies: 293
Views: 323073

Human Treatment of Intelligent Life

... models yields such important discoveries, and in many cases animals are given less respect than they deserve. I guess I sound like a bit of a hypocrite here, but my overall point is that we should respect the lives of animals more than most people do currently, and pointless harm should never ...

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by woolleyy
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Human Treatment of Intelligent Life
Replies: 14
Views: 7777

The Fiber Disease

... Not that I thought one would anyways. Don't let no guts no glory come to pass and I think I be taken in my own advise here.. Don't wanna be a hypocrite and I don't wanna stick around for more fun after Jesus comes, eeder. O, can't forget this....CHEW ON THAT YOU BIG BAD BULLY'S AND STICK A ...

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by Deena
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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