Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hypocritical display of benevolence, resembling that of Pecksniff; Pecksniffianism.

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Examples

  • When did Freder switch from derisive argumentation to whole hog derangement and pecksniffery?

    Shame on NBC News.

  • Â All they are capable of is wavering between ham-fisted brutality and self-righteous pecksniffery.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: How Big Are Your Chances, Karl?

  • All they are capable of is wavering between ham-fisted brutality and self-righteous pecksniffery.

    Firedoglake » Funny Guy

  • “All they are capable of is wavering between ham-fisted brutality and self-righteous pecksniffery.”

    Firedoglake » Funny Guy

  • If you actually knew Jane and Christy and all the other posters on FDL,you would have realized that we have a remarkably low tolerance for your brand of pecksniffery.

    Firedoglake » Greetings From the Fever Swamp

  • No pecksniffery then about slurs and excess, no heartfelt pleas for civility and comity... no not from Jeff Jacoby.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • As a matter of fact, there have been intermittent rebellions against the prevailing pecksniffery and sentimentality ever since the days of Irving and

    A Book of Prefaces

  • “And so it was that on the first of May, back in aught-six, the word “pecksniffery” was reborn.

    Firedoglake » Funny Guy

  • If there is a phrase more snarkdiferous than “self-righteous pecksniffery”, I’ve certainly never come across it.

    Firedoglake » Funny Guy

  • The whole story is naïvely told in "Anthony Comstock, Fighter," [48] a work which passed under the approving eye of the old war horse himself and is full of his characteristic pecksniffery. [

    A Book of Prefaces

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