Hypocritical Hyp`o*crit"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. hypocritique.] Of or pertaining to a hypocrite, or to hypocrisy; as, a hypocriticalperson; a hypocritical look; a hypocritical action. [1913 Webster]

Hypocritical professions of friendship and of pacific intentions were not spared. --Macaulay. -- {Hyp`o*crit"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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