Synonyms of canting
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hypocriticalIf you accuse someone of being hypocritical, you mean that they pretend to have qualities, beliefs, or feelings that they do not really have.
• It seems hypocritical to pay someone to do the dirty work for me.
insincerefalsefraudulenthollowdeceptivespurioustwo-faceddeceitfulsanctimoniousspeciousduplicitousdissemblingcantingJanus-facedpharisaicalphoney or phony (informal)
insincereIf you say that someone is insincere, you are being critical of them because they say things they do not really mean, usually pleasant, admiring, or encouraging things.
• He found himself surrounded by insincere flattery.
deceitfullyingfalsepretendedhollowuntruedishonestdeceptivedevioushypocriticalunfaithfulevasivetwo-faceddisingenuousfaithlessdouble-dealingduplicitousdissemblingmendaciousperfidious (literary)untruthfuldissimulatingJanus-facedwith tongue in cheek
sanctimoniousIf you say that someone is sanctimonious, you disapprove of them because you think that they are trying to appear morally better than other people.
• He writes smug, sanctimonious rubbish.
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