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sudakapregunton

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spanish
Hi, everybody. Is there an English word to describe somenone who plays the saint, for example: A girl who claims to be a virgin, when actually she's not, or someone who lies about never doing drugs, when he really does.
 
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  • peiyan

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    Español - Colombia
    (As often happens, this response may be late for the original poster, but hopefully useful for future questers.) :)

    It seems to me that the most obvious word for that is:

    Hypocrite (an alternative would be "pretender".)

    P.S.: La palabra en castellano es "hipócrita" (noun/adj.).
     
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    cvermar

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    Mexico/US/Canada
    (As often happens, this response may be late for the original poster, but hopefully useful for future questers :)
    ¡Igual aquí, peiyan!

    pious:

    2. making a hypocritical display of virtue.

    Aunque también significa:

    1. devoutly religious
    3. (of a hope) sincere but unlikely to be fulfilled

    se entiende de contexto.
     
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