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Duplicity (noun)

Definition:

1. the act or state of dishonesty and deception; 2. the state of being twofold

Example Sentences:

– I’m sensing duplicity on this deal; Im not sure I trust them.
– A solid contract signed by both parties is the best way to prevent duplicity on either side of the deal.
– The degree of duplicity in the affair shocked all of Fred’s friends, especially since he was thought to be an honest and upstanding member of the community.
– I could tell the store manager was being duplicitous with her kindness in order to sell me more merchandise.

Synonyms:

deceit, insincerity, dishonesty,

Antonyms:

honesty, sincerity, truthfulness

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Hypocrisy (noun)

Definition:

Claiming to adhere to certain moral principles or beliefs, but not actually doing so.

Example Sentences:

– The teenager accused his parents of being hypocritical when they stayed out all night a week after grounding him for similar behavior.
– The contrast between her words and actions reveals her hypocrisy.
– The righteous politician proved to be a hypocrite when it was revealed that he had been cheating on his wife.
– His hypocrisy is laughable; last week he disparaged me for smoking, and today I saw him puffing away on a cigarette.

Synonyms:

duplicity, insincerity, falseness

Antonyms:

sincerity

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