Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Podsnapery

Podsnappery [pod-SNAP-uh-ree]
-An attitude toward life marked by complacency and a refusal to recognize unpleasant facts.
-Smug self-satisfaction and a lack of interest in the affairs of others.

From “Podsnap” (a character in the Charles Dickens novel “Our Mutual Friend” in which Mr. Podsnap was "conscious that he set a brilliant social example in being particularly well satisfied with most things, and, above all other things, with himself”) + -ery.

Used in a sentence:
“These may be said to have been the articles of a faith and school which the present chapter takes the liberty of calling, after its representative man, Podsnappery.”
~Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend

(Source: The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)
Tags: literature, noun, p, wordsmith: med_cat

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