1. hypo- 'under' and crit- 'separate'(see crisis, critic).
2. which originally meant literally 'separate gradually', and eventually passed via 'answer' and 'answer one's fellow actor on stage' to 'play a part', and hence 'pretend'.
3. Etymologically, a hypocrite is someone who is 'playing a part', merely pretending.
- hypocrite:  Etymologically, a hypocrite is someone who is ‘playing a part’, merely pretending. The word comes via Old French ypocrite and late Latin hypocrita from Greek hupokritēs ‘actor, hypocrite’. This was a derivative of hupokrínein, a compound verb formed from the prefix hupo- ‘under’ and krínein ‘separate’, which originally meant literally ‘separate gradually’, and eventually passed via ‘answer’ and ‘answer one’s fellow actor on stage’ to ‘play a part’, and hence ‘pretend’.
- hypocrite (n.)
- c. 1200, ypocrite, from Old French ypocrite (12c., Modern French hypocrite), from Church Latin hypocrita, from Greek hypokrites "stage actor, pretender, dissembler," from hypokrinesthai (see hypocrisy).
- 1. "Hypocrite," he sneered.
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- 3. You say you care about the poor, but you don't help them. You hypocrite!
- 你说你关怀穷人, 可你并不帮助他们, 你这伪君子!
- 4. The minister well knew -- subtle, but remorseful hypocrite that he was!
- 牧师深知这一切 —— 他是一个多么难以捉摸又懊悔不迭的伪君子 啊 !
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- 5. The magazine wrongly suggested he was a liar and a hypocrite.
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