(Hy`po*chon"dri*asm) n. (Med.) Hypochondriasis. [R.]
(||Hy`po*chon"dri*um) n.; pl. L. Hypochondria E. Hypochondriums [L., fr. Gr. from
under the cartilage of the breastbone; under + cartilage.] (Anat.) Either of the hypochondriac regions.
(Hy`po*chon"dry) n. Hypochondriasis.
(Hyp"o*cist) n. [Gr. a plant growing on the roots of the Cistus.] An astringent inspissated
juice obtained from the fruit of a plant (Cytinus hypocistis), growing from the roots of the Cistus, a small
(||Hy`po*clei"di*um) n.; pl. L. Hypocleida E. Hypocleidiums [NL., fr. Gr. under + a
little key.] (Anat.) A median process on the furculum, or merrythought, of many birds, where it is connected
with the sternum.
(Hyp`o*co*ris"tic) a. [Gr. under + to caress.] Endearing; diminutive; as, the hypocoristic
form of a name.
The hypocoristic or pet form of William.Dr. Murray.
(Hyp`o*cra*ter"i*form) a. [Pref. hypo- + krath`r cup + -form.] (Bot.) hypocraterimorphous; salver-
(Hyp`o*cra*ter`i*mor"phous) a. [Pref. hypo- + Gr. krath`r bowl + morfh` form.]
(Bot.) Salver-shaped; having a slender tube, expanding suddenly above into a bowl-shaped or spreading
border, as in the blossom of the phlox and the lilac.
(Hy*poc"ri*sy) n.; pl. Hypocrisies (- siz). [OE. hypocrisie, ypocrisie, OF. hypocrisie, ypocrisie,
F. hypocrisie, L. hypocrisis, fr. Gr. "ypo`krisis the playing a part on the stage, simulation, outward
show, fr. "ypokr`nesqai to answer on the stage, to play a part; "ypo` under + kri`nein to decide; in the
middle voice, to dispute, contend. See Hypo-, and Critic.] 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
(Hyp"o*crite) n. [F., fr. L. hypocrita, Gr. one who plays a part on the stage, a dissembler,
feigner. See Hypocrisy.] One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of winning approbation
of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming; one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false pretender
to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or piety.
The hypocrite's hope shall perish.Job viii. 13.
I dare swear he is no hypocrite, but prays from his heart.Shak.
Syn. Deceiver; pretender; cheat. See Dissembler.
(Hyp"o*crite*ly), adv. Hypocritically. [R.] Sylvester.
(Hyp`o*crit"ic) a. See Hypocritical. Swift.