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What's the word to describe someone who acts like they are very honorable and have very noble intentions, when it's really not the case?

E.g. "Yeah I happened to see his wallet on the floor and wanted to return it to him as soon as I got it

Note(his intention was to steal it but he was unable to as he was caught and tries to cover it up)

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You might try disingenuous

Defined by Merriam Webster as:

lacking in candor;

also: giving a false appearance of simple frankness: calculating

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I suggest:

  • He's a fake (or, better, "he's faking it")
  • He's a scammer
  • She's bogus (adjective i.e. not "a bogus)
  • She's a fraud
  • He's a sham
  • She's a pretender

You have quite a lot of choices for this situation.

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Consider Tartuffe (also lower case)

A religious hypocrite, or a hypocritical pretender to excellence of any kind.

Similarly, Pharisee

A self-righteous person; a hypocrite.

Oxford Dictionaries Online

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