What is another word for hypocritically?

Pronunciation: [hˌɪpəkɹˈɪtɪkli] (IPA)

When it comes to expressing hypocrisy, there is no dearth of synonyms that can help you paint a vivid picture with your words. Some of the words that you may consider using instead of "hypocritically" include insincerely, deceptively, disingenuously, falsely, two-facedly, duplicitously, and pretentiously. While insincerely and deceptively imply deliberate dishonesty, disingenuously points towards an attempt to appear innocent or unaware of wrongdoing. Falsely and pretentiously, on the other hand, suggest a façade of righteousness or high-mindedness that conceals a darker motive or intent. Lastly, two-facedly and duplicitously imply a double standard, wherein the words and actions of an individual do not align with their true beliefs or character.

What are the hypernyms for Hypocritically?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for hypocritically?

Hypocritically refers to the act of pretending to have morals or beliefs that one does not actually possess. Antonyms for hypocritically include candidly, honestly, forthrightly, blatantly, openly, directly, transparently, and sincerely. These words all describe behavior that is open, honest, and genuine. If someone is behaving candidly or transparently, they are not hiding their true feelings or beliefs. If someone behaves sincerely, they are being truthful and genuine in their actions and words. Being forthright or direct means being straightforward and honest without any deceit or deception. These antonyms are all positive qualities that reflect integrity and honesty.

Usage examples for Hypocritically

However, I soon made up my mind how to act, and, providing myself with that flask of good wine, I determined to make a jovial evening of it with a clear conscience, instead of hypocritically drawing the secrets from some poor wretch, to betray him afterwards.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
The infinite presence of death, gloomy, hypocritically active, fills all the interstices of the poem.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
I have talked about it too much," she said hypocritically; for I saw that such talking was now a small tremulous ecstasy.
"Four Meetings"
Henry James

Famous quotes with Hypocritically

  • Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
    Adam Clayton
  • I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.
    Davy Crockett
  • Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
    Adam Clayton Jr. Powell
  • It is a dreadful picture—this picture of Italy under the rule of the oligarchy. There was nothing to bridge over or soften the fatal contrast between the world of the beggars and the world of the rich. The more clearly and painfully this contrast was felt on both sides—the giddier the height to which riches rose, the deeper the abyss of poverty yawned—the more frequently, amidst that changeful world of speculation and playing at hazard, were individuals tossed from the bottom to the top and again from the top to the bottom. The wider the chasm by which the two worlds were externally divided, the more completely they coincided in the like annihilation of family life—which is yet the germ and core of all nationality—in the like laziness and luxury, the like unsubstantial economy, the like unmanly dependence, the like corruption differing only in its tariff, the like criminal demoralization, the like longing to begin the war with property. Riches and misery in close league drove the Italians out of Italy, and filled the peninsula partly with swarms of slaves, partly with awful silence. It is a terrible picture, but not one peculiar to Italy; wherever the government of capitalists in a slave-state has fully developed itself, it has desolated God's fair world in the same way as rivers glisten in different colours, but a common sewer everywhere looks like itself, so the Italy of the Ciceronian epoch resembles substantially the Hellas of Polybius and still more decidedly the Carthage of Hannibal's time, where in exactly similar fashion the all-powerful rule of capital ruined the middle class, raised trade and estate-farming to the highest prosperity, and ultimately led to a— hypocritically whitewashed—moral and political corruption of the nation. All the arrant sins that capital has been guilty of against nation and civilization in the modern world, remain as far inferior to the abominations of the ancient capitalist-states as the free man, be he ever so poor, remains superior to the slave; and not until the dragon-seed of North America ripens, will the world have again similar fruits to reap.
    Theodor Mommsen
  • The chief difference between free capitalism and State socialism seems to be this: that under the former a man pursues his own advantage openly, frankly and honestly, whereas under the latter he does so hypocritically and under false pretenses.
    H. L. Mencken

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