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10:40:44 AM Aug 12th 2011
No...an hypocrite is someone who pretends a higher moral standard than is the case, not one who doesn't practice what he preaches. An hypocrite is marked by his insincerity, a man can act against what he preaches and still not be a hypocrite...so long as he sincere about it. Al Gore can preach the virtue of saving the environment while running up the gas bill so long as he is sincere in its goodness, even if he hasn't conquered his addiction himself. I can preach the virtue of eliminating lust and go on to look at the most depraved and dirty porn and still not be a hypocrite, so long as I don't add that I am the exemplary model in that respect and I sincerely believe in its goodness. I would edit it, but that would mean deleting almost everything.
09:10:05 PM Jul 27th 2013
hypocrite noun 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. 2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Your definition is not correct, and the examples fit.
09:09:19 PM Aug 12th 2010
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara both denouncers of bourgeois ways, happen to be seen playing golf a bourgeois form of sport.[1]◊

Golf? GOLF? that's the example we go with? nope not human rights abuse, not living in luxury while his people starved? nope it's fucking GOLF!
07:31:14 AM Jun 2nd 2010
edited by Ultimatum
The real life examples should either be cut or trimmed.
06:00:06 AM Oct 5th 2010
edited by Filby
I went and cut all of them.
04:29:21 PM Oct 5th 2010
edited by Gundamforce
Good idea, but I'll just keep a note that this simply happens plenty in real life.
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