Definitions

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  • n. unctuous, hypocritical or sanctimonious behaviour

Etymologies

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Initially derived from the character "Seth Pecksniff" in the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit

Examples

  • Regan's Pecksniffery includes spending a lot of time on TV condemning other people's less than wholesome sex lives.

    Lance Mannion:

  • "Art Union" was "The Pecksniffery;" and _Punch_ courted the libel action which Hall threatened but failed to bring.

    The History of "Punch"

  • Paul Mirengoff, at Power Line, mocks the politically correct Pecksniffery on the part of certain Euopean powers about passports and the mysterious demise of Hamas weapons-runner Mahmoud-al-Mabhouh in Dubai at the hands of person or persons unknown.

    Never Yet Melted

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