KJV Dictionary Definition: hypocrite



1. One who feigns to be what he is not; one who has the form of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion.

And the hypocrite's hope shall perish. Job.8.

2. A dissembler; one who assumes a false appearance.

Fair hypocrite, you seek to cheat in vain.


HYPOCRIT'ICAL, a. Simulating; counterfeiting a religions character; assuming a false and deceitful appearance; applied to persons.

1. Dissembling; concealing one's real character or motives.

2. Proceeding from hypocrisy, or marking hypocrisy; as a hypocritical face or look.


HYPOCRIT'ICALLY, adv. With simulation; with a false appearance of what is good; falsely; without sincerity.