Hippocratic vs. Hypocritical

Hippocratic = of or relating to Hippocrates.

  • Hippocrates is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the “Father of Medicine”.
  • Hippocratic oath – The oath written by Hippocrates is still held sacred by physicians. This is an oath to observe the medical code of ethical and professional behaviour, sworn by entrants to the medical profession.


Hypocriticalof a hypocrite; saying that you have particular moral beliefs but behaving in a way that shows these are not sincere.


Hypocrite = A person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or acts in contradiction to their stated beliefs or feelings.

  • He’s a hypocrite. He’s lecturing other people on the environmental pollution and throws out his own litter and household garbage to the roadside.
  • The Magazine could expose the fact that he was a liar and a hypocrite.

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