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I'm from Germany and I'm looking for a word that describes the following.

In General:
To tell someone something is wrong but doing it myself
Example:
Tell someone stealing is wrong(or even punish him/her) but steal something yourself

Hope you can help me and thanks :)

  • "Hypocrisy" (note the spelling) is one term that might be used, depending on the details. – Hot Licks Apr 20 '18 at 12:02
  • It sounds like you want a verb. Hypocriticize is not an officially recognized word, but I think its meaning would be clear. But, one would usually here something like: Don't be hypocritical. Follow your own advice. – jxh Apr 20 '18 at 19:53
  • Being a bad example is not exactly the same as deliberate hypocrisy. I encourage others to look in their rear-view mirror at least every ten seconds yet I no doubt fail to do it all the time myself. I am not an absolutely perfect example, but am I a deliberate hypocrite ? – Nigel J Apr 22 '18 at 2:25
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Hypocrisy, as a noun, fits your question.
Hypocritically is an adverb.

He hypocritically advised everybody not to steal, while engaged in stealing himself.

The person engaging in such activity is a hypocrite

At times the verb dissimulate may be used.

William dissimulated his dislike of Mary by being very pleasant to her.

In the example in the question, hypocritically tell is the simplest solution:

Hypocritically tell someone stealing is wrong(or even punish him/her) but steal something yourself

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