Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
Nehama
med_cat
1word1day

Friday word: Podsnapery



Podsnappery [pod-SNAP-uh-ree]
(n.)
-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
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Interlocutor

    interlocutor[in-ter- lok-y uh-ter] noun: 1 one who takes part in dialogue or conversation 2 the performer in a minstrel show who is placed…

  • Wednesday Word: Déraciné

    Déraciné - noun or adjective. You may know déraciné as the title of a video game, but this French word can also be used as an adjective or noun.…

  • Tuesday word: Convoluted

    Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 Convoluted (adjective) con·vo·lut·ed [kon-vuh-loo-tid] adjective 1. twisted; coiled. 2. complicated; intricately…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 3 comments