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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hy·poc·ri·sy /hɪˈpɑkrəsi ||haɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. ).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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