pecksniffian

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from the character Seth Pecksniff in the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843).

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pecksniffian (comparative more pecksniffian, superlative most pecksniffian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Pecksniffery; unctuously hypocritical; sanctimonious.

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