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Hypocracy vs. Hypocrisy: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on November 25, 2023
"Hypocracy" is incorrect, while "Hypocrisy" is the correct spelling, denoting the insincerity of a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess.

Which is correct: Hypocracy or Hypocrisy

How to spell Hypocrisy?

Hypocracy is Incorrect

Hypocrisy is Correct

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Key Differences

The word ends with “-sy,” as in "controversy," which often arises due to hypocrisy.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 25, 2023
Recall that "hypo-" means "under" or "beneath," like the hidden motives beneath hypocrisy.
Janet White
Nov 25, 2023
The middle part sounds like “pock,” a small, shallow hole or indentation, hidden like a hypocrite’s true intentions.
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Nov 25, 2023
Associate it with "hypocrite," the person who exhibits hypocrisy; if you remember one, you remember the other.
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Nov 25, 2023
Remember "crisy" in "Hypocrisy" is like "crispy," indicating something negative or undesirable.
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Nov 25, 2023
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Hypocrisy Definitions

Hypocrisy signifies a discrepancy between one's public image and private actions
Hypocrisy is claiming loyalty while engaging in betrayal.
Harlon Moss
Oct 18, 2023
Hypocrisy is the facade of possessing high principles that one's actions contradict
He demonstrated hypocrisy by advocating for kindness while bullying others.
Janet White
Oct 18, 2023
Hypocrisy involves pretending to hold beliefs, virtues, or standards one doesn't truly uphold
Her hypocrisy was evident when she praised honesty but lied effortlessly.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 18, 2023
Hypocrisy is the act of professing moral rectitude, beliefs, or feelings not genuinely held
The mayor's hypocrisy became clear when his corruption was exposed.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 18, 2023
Hypocrisy is the insincerity of presenting a false appearance of virtue or goodness
Claiming concern for the environment while ignoring pollution standards is hypocrisy.
Harlon Moss
Oct 18, 2023
The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
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Oct 13, 2023
An act or instance of such falseness.
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Oct 13, 2023
The contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, especially with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence in general sense, dissimulation, pretence, sham.
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Oct 13, 2023
The claim or pretense of having beliefs, standards, qualities, behaviours, virtues, motivations, etc. which one does not really have.
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Oct 13, 2023
The practice of engaging in the same behaviour or activity for which one criticises another; moral self-contradiction whereby the behavior of one or more people belies their own claimed or implied possession of certain beliefs, standards or virtues.
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Oct 13, 2023
An instance of any or all of the above.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 13, 2023
The act or practice of a hypocrite; a feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; a dissimulation, or a concealment of one's real character, disposition, or motives; especially, the assuming of false appearance of virtue or religion; a simulation of goodness.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
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Oct 13, 2023
An expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
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Oct 13, 2023
Insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
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Oct 13, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of Hypocrisy?

The verb form related to hypocrisy is "to hypocritize."
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Nov 25, 2023

Why is it called Hypocrisy?

It originates from the Greek word "hypokrisis," referring to acting a part or wearing a mask, metaphorically implying pretending to be what one is not.
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Nov 25, 2023

What is the root word of Hypocrisy?

The root word is the Greek "hypokrisis," meaning "acting on a stage, pretense."
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Nov 25, 2023

Which vowel is used before Hypocrisy?

The letter "y" is used.
Janet White
Nov 25, 2023

What is the singular form of Hypocrisy?

The singular form is "Hypocrisy."
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Nov 25, 2023

What is the plural form of Hypocrisy?

The plural form is "hypocrisies."
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023

Which preposition is used with Hypocrisy?

"Of" can be used with hypocrisy (e.g., "the hypocrisy of politicians").
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Nov 25, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Hypocrisy?

Any conjunction that fits the sentence structure can be used with "hypocrisy."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy an adverb?

No, it is a noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy a noun or adjective?

Hypocrisy is a noun.
Janet White
Nov 25, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Hypocrisy?

It is pronounced as /hɪˈpɒkrɪsi/.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy an abstract noun?

Yes, it denotes an intangible concept, thus is an abstract noun.
Harlon Moss
Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy a countable noun?

Yes, it can be counted (e.g., many hypocrisies).
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023

Is the Hypocrisy term a metaphor?

Originally referring to play-acting, it's metaphorical for presenting a false appearance.
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Hypocrisy?

The second syllable, "poc," is stressed.
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023

Which determiner is used with Hypocrisy?

Determiners like "the" or "this" can be used depending on the sentence.
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Nov 25, 2023

Which article is used with Hypocrisy?

Both "a" and "the" can be used, depending on the sentence context.
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Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy a vowel or consonant?

Hypocrisy is a word composed of vowels and consonants, not a letter itself.
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Nov 25, 2023

What is the third form of Hypocrisy?

It continues to be "hypocrisy" since it's a noun.
Janet White
Nov 25, 2023

How many syllables are in Hypocrisy?

Hypocrisy has four syllables.
Harlon Moss
Nov 25, 2023

How do we divide Hypocrisy into syllables?

It is divided as hy-poc-ri-sy.
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023

What is the first form of Hypocrisy?

As a noun, it doesn’t have forms like a verb; "hypocrisy" is its standard form.
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023

What is the second form of Hypocrisy?

It remains "hypocrisy" as nouns don't have such forms.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy a negative or positive word?

It is generally perceived as a negative word.
Janet White
Nov 25, 2023

Is Hypocrisy a collective noun?

No, it is not used to describe a collection or group of things.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 25, 2023

What is another term for Hypocrisy?

Duplicity or insincerity can be used synonymously.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 25, 2023

Is the word Hypocrisy imperative?

No, it's a noun, not an imperative verb.
Janet White
Nov 25, 2023

What part of speech is Hypocrisy?

It is a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 25, 2023

What is the opposite of Hypocrisy?

Sincerity or authenticity.
Sawaira Riaz
Nov 25, 2023

How is Hypocrisy used in a sentence?

"The charity's apparent concern for the poor was nothing but hypocrisy as their funds were used for personal gain."
Sara Rehman
Nov 25, 2023
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