Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.
The word hypocrisy comes from the Greek ὑπόκρισις (hypokrisis), which means "Jealous" "play-acting", "acting out", "coward" or "dissembling". The word hypocrite is from the Greek word ὑποκρίτης (hypokrites), the agentive noun associated with υποκρίνομαι (hypokrinomai κρίση, "judgment" »κριτική (kritiki), "critics") presumably because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment, of that text.
Alternatively, the word is an amalgam of the Greek prefix hypo-, meaning "under", and the verb krinein, meaning "to sift or decide". Thus the original meaning implied a deficiency in the ability to sift or decide. This deficiency, as it pertains to one's own beliefs and feelings, informs the word's contemporary meaning.
Whereas hypokrisis applied to any sort of public performance (including the art of rhetoric), hypokrites was a technical term for a stage actor and was not considered an appropriate role for a public figure. In Athens in the 4th century BC, for example, the great orator Demosthenes ridiculed his rival Aeschines, who had been a successful actor before taking up politics, as a hypokrites whose skill at impersonating characters on stage made him an untrustworthy politician. This negative view of the hypokrites, perhaps combined with the Roman disdain for actors, later shaded into the originally neutral hypokrisis. It is this later sense of hypokrisis as "play-acting", i.e., the assumption of a counterfeit persona, that gives the modern word hypocrisy its negative connotation...etc...wikipedia
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carlosmarin (11954) 2011-11-23 13:15
beautiful image, close-up, of the boat and its reflection in the sea, to illustrate the great text of the note, which highlights a topical issue.
Beautiful colors and light.
Fis2 (81439) 2011-11-23 13:16
Good idea, fantastic effect!
I like composition and colours.
Very impressive reflection.
marcan44 (6223) 2011-11-23 16:03
vedendo questi riflessi, questi colori, il velluto del mare rimango ammirato e mi sento un povero dilettante incapace di realizzare tali bellissime foto.
danyy (0) 2011-11-24 0:03
une photo comme tu les aimes, jouant avec les reflets dansants et les couleurs, bien cadrée, elle inspirerait plus d'un peintre.
josepmarin (57459) 2011-11-24 0:42
with this close-up of the boat you have created a very powerful photo, with a good graphism and a few vivid colors.
The distorted reflections on the wavy texture of the water are very attractive, and add an abstract very interesting component for the ensemble of the composition.
A beautiful work.
ChrisJ (94238) 2011-11-24 5:33
Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red & blue, with superb distorted reflections. Good sharpness The oblique angle of the boat adds dynamism. Tfs!
mesutilgim (79234) 2011-11-24 6:59
Another nice capture with very nice reflections and bright colors.
A theme which never get's lost of it's attractivity.
Your interesting notes gives a scientific value to this entry.
TFS and best regards
serp2000 (37392) 2011-11-26 11:38
An interesting note, amzazing titl e and good photo series. Impressive reflection, nice colours and fine details.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38168)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2009-10-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
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