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Suppose a person is asking others to do something which he himself does not follow, what is the best word that can be used to describe this behaviour?

marked as duplicate by Mari-Lou A single-word-requests Jul 12 at 6:33

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You could describe them as a hypocrite.

Via Dictionary.com:

of the nature of hypocrisy, or pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually possess

Though this may miss the 'preaching' aspect of it.

  • Thank you! I was searching for the term hypocrite but the definition seemed to be different in different websites. So I was confused :( – Nil Jul 12 at 4:46
  • Upvoted because the OP probably doesn't know they can "accept" an answer. – Mari-Lou A Jul 12 at 7:19

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