hy·poc·ri·sy /hɪˈpɑkrəsi ||haɪ-/
Hy·poc·ri·sy n.; pl. Hypocrisies 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. --Rambler.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. --La Rochefoucauld (Trans. ).
n 1: an expression of agreement that is not supported by real
conviction [syn: lip service]
2: insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or
beliefs that you do not really have