The term 'hypocrisy' is as casually used, abused, and misused when assigning to others as 'depressed' is when assigning to self. What is the definition of hypocrisy? A casual search revealed: It is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed moral rules and principles Is the above accurate? If not, can you provide or point to an alternate definition? And, which of the following are examples of hypocrisy? 1. A person joins the public protesting the ban on burkinis, says women should be free to wear what they want on a beach. The same person holds and expresses an opinion that burkinis are impractical or unsuitable attire for a beach. 2. A parent joins students and parents protesting a school's new restrictive dress code imposed by a new principal. School withdraws restrictions. Parent tells daughter school might allow a certain top, but she is not allowed to wear it. 3. A person is a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, and legalization of same-gender marriage, but when it comes to own child, hopes that child will not opt for a same-gender partner. Please share your opinion on the three examples. Consider such sharing to be crucial to my personal growth. : ) . .