The dictionary definition of hypocrite is : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
I need some clarification on how to use it.
Example - one person is saying words like -
- he is always there for you
- he will help you in times of need
And when the time comes he disappears. Or things like that a person says at a verbal level which appear very appealing, but doesn't convert to action level
Could we say that the above behavior is hypocritical?
Will that be a correct word to use ?
A person praises a spiritual guru a lot and give advice to others on the same. But when it comes to his own family he has a different behaviour.
Can this behaviour be called hypocritical?