New words to live by: “Hypocrassy”

It is time, once again, for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is a compounding of two nouns into a new word. Without further waiting, hypocrassy (hypocrisy + crass) is the new word for this month.

OLD WORDS
Hypocrisy, n. 1. A person pretending to have moral or religious beliefs, principles, or a virtuous nature that he or she does not possess. In other words, a pretense toward something virtuous. 2. An instance or act of hypocrisy.

Crass, n. 1. Devoid of delicacy, sensitivity, or refinement. Also known as gross, stupid, obtuse.

NEW WORD
Hypocrassy, n. 1. A person pretending to have moral or religious beliefs, principles, and is devoid of delicacy, sensitivity, or refinement. In other words, he or she will repeat a lie even when told it is a lie or knows it is a lie in an effort to make the lie the “known truth.” Also, a group of supposedly virtuous people all promoting the same lack of moral or religious judgment.

Example:
A certain U.S. presidential candidate who continues saying he’s going to build a wall along the Mexican border and is going to make the Mexicans pay for it, and that the wall will keep undocumented immigrants out of the United States. And because he is, a judge of Mexican decent can’t officiate at a trial that involves one of the candidate’s many failed enterprises.

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