Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: Pecksniffian

Heee, such a fun word!  ^_^

pecksniffian: [pek-snif-ee-uhn]

Hypocritically benevolent; sanctimonious; Affecting high moral principles.

Origin:1850-55; named after Seth Pecksniff, character in Martin Chuzzlewit, a novel by Charles Dickens.

"Pecksniffish" is an acceptable variation.
Tags: adjective, literature, p, word, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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