Origin of Pecksniffianafter Pecksniff, unctuous hypocrite in Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843)
An example of pecksniffian is a campaign that appears to appeal ethics and standards but really appeals to peoples' wants and desires.
Origin of PecksniffianAfter Seth Pecksniff a character in Martin Chuzzlewit , a novel by Charles Dickens
(comparative more pecksniffian, superlative most pecksniffian)
Derived from the character Seth Pecksniff in the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843).