There is something hypocritical about companies shipping, building and lighting elaborate, energy-sucking tradeshow booths to promote environmentally responsible products.
Conversely, absorb the rousing accolades for a community do-gooder and make them a hypocritical character in a story about emotional and psychological swindlers.
We're probably all a little hypocritical at times - and we're all sinners, so I hear.
3 To say that these protestations were hypocritical is to assume too much.
After observing much hypocritical behavior at her church, Laura become apostate.
To the Liberals, then and afterwards, it was clearly a hypocritical conspiracy against freedom.
As introducing a discipline of stern repression which made the innocent gaieties of life impossible, and produced a dull uniformity of straitlaced manners and hypocritical morals.
Thus while among his own colleagues he seemed merely a hypocritical and arrogant priest, in his relations with his brother humanists, such as Cosimo de Medici, he appeared as the student of classical antiquities and especially of Greek theological authors.
The demand was absurd and exorbitant and was refused, though the French government offered him the hand of their kings daughter Catherine with a dowry of 800,000 crowns and the districts of Quercy and Prigordsufficiently handsome terms. When he began to collect a fleet and an army, they added to the offer the Limousin and other regions; but Henry was determined to pick his quarrel, and declared war in an impudent and hypocritical manifesto, in which he declared that he was driven into strife against his will.
This was an international coup de force, which presupposed that all these nations in whose eyes independence was flaunted would make no claim to enjoy it; that though they had been beaten and pillaged they would not learn to conquer in their turn; and that the king of Sardinia, dispossessed of Milan, the grand-duke of Tuscany who Md given refuge to the pope when driven from Rome, and the king of Naples, ~iho had opened his ports to Nelsons fleet, would not find allies to make a stand against this hypocritical system.