Pronunciation: (hi-pok'ru-sē), [key]
1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
2. a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
3. an act or instance of hypocrisy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.