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345. Hypocrisy (See also Pretension.)

  1. Alceste judged most social behavior as hypocritical. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope ]
  2. Ambrosio self-righteous abbot of the Capuchins at Madrid. [Br. Lit.: Ambrosio, or The Monk ]
  3. Angelo externally austere but inwardly violent. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure ]
  4. Archimago enchanter, disguised as hermit, wins confidence of Knight. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  5. Arsinoé false prude. [Fr. Lit.: The Misanthrope ]
  6. Atar Gul trusted domestic; betrays those he serves. [Fr. Lit.: Atar Gul, Walsh Modern, 32]
  7. Bigotes 12th-century French order regarded as hypocritical. [Fr. Hist.: Espy, 99]
  8. Blifil Allworthys nephew; talebearer and consummate pietist. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones ]
  9. Blood, Col. Thomas (16281680) false in honor and religion. [Br. Lit.: Peveril of the Peak, Walsh Modern, 61]
  10. Boulanger, Ralph Emmas lover pretends repentance to avoid commitment. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary ]
  11. Boynton, Egeria religious charlatan. [Am. Lit.: Undiscovered Country ]
  12. Buncombe County insincere speeches made solely to please this constituency by its representative, 18191821. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
  13. Célimène ridicules people when absent; flatters them when present. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope ]
  14. Cantwell, Dr. lives luxuriously by religious cant. [Br. Lit.: The Hypocrite, Brewer Handbook, 175]
  15. Chadband, Rev. pharisaic preacher; thinks hes edifying his hearers. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House ]
  16. Christian, Edward conspirator; false to everyone. [Br. Lit.: Peveril of the Peak, Walsh Modern, 96]
  17. crocodile tears crocodile said to weep after devouring prey. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 383; Mercatante, 910]
  18. Dimmesdale, Arthur acted the humble minister for seven years while former amour suffered. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter ]
  19. Gallanbiles, the pretend piety on Sabbath but demand dinner. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby ]
  20. Gantry, Elmer ranting preacher succumbs to alcohol, fornication, theft, and cowardice. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry ]
  21. Gashford humble manner masks sly, shirking character. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge ]
  22. Goneril and Regan to inherit their fathers possessions they falsely profess great love for him. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare King Lear ]
  23. Haskell, Eddie gentleman with adults, troublemaker behind their backs. [TV: Leave it to Beaver in Terrace, II, 1819]
  24. Heep, Uriah the essence of insincerity. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield ]
  25. Honeythunder, Luke his philanthropy hid animosity. [Br. Lit.: Edwin Drood ]
  26. Manders self-righteous pastor agrees to blackmail. [Nor. Lit.: Ghosts ]
  27. Martext, Sir Oliver a most vile hedge-priest. [Br. Lit.: As You Like It ]
  28. Mawworm sanctimonious preacher. [Br. Lit.: The Hypocrite, Brewer Handbook, 687]
  29. Mr. By-ends embraces religion when it is easy to practice and to his advantage. [Br. Lit.: Bunyan Pilgrims Progress ]
  30. newspeak official speech of Oceania; language of contradictions. [Br. Lit.: 1984]
  31. Pecksniff pretentious, unforgiving architect of double standards. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit ]
  32. Pharisees sanctimonious lawgivers do not practise what they preach. [N.T.: Matthew 3:7; 23:115; Luke 18:914]
  33. Potemkin village false fronts constructed to deceive. [Russ. Hist.: Espy, 339]
  34. Sainte Nitouche sanctimonious and pretentious person (Fr. ny touche ). [Fr. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 760]
  35. Snawley sanctimonious hypocrite; placed stepsons in Dotheboys Hall. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby ]
  36. Square, Mr. Toms tutor; spouts hypocritically about the beauty of virtue. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones ]
  37. Surface, Joseph pays lip service to high principles while engaging in treacherous intrigues. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal ]
  38. Tartuffe swindles benefactor by pretending religious piety. [Fr. Lit.: Tartuffe ]
  39. Vicar of Bray changes religious affiliation to suit reigning monarch. [Br. Folklore: Walsh Classical, 61]
  40. Walrus wept in sympathy for the oysters he and the Carpenter devoured. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass ]
  41. Whelp, the nickname for hypocritical Tom Gradgrind. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times ]
  42. whited sepulchres analogy in Jesuss denunciation of Pharisees sanctimony. [N.T.: Matthew 23:27]