Pecksniffian


Peck·sniff·ian

adjective \pek-ˈsni-fē-ən\

Definition of PECKSNIFFIAN

:  unctuously hypocritical :  pharisaical

Examples of PECKSNIFFIAN

  1. <a Pecksniffian pandering to religious conservatives, especially in the weeks before the election>

Origin of PECKSNIFFIAN

Seth Pecksniff, character in Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44) by Charles Dickens
First Known Use: 1849

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