The definition of pecksniffian is being hypocritical about moral principles.(adjective)
An example of pecksniffian is a campaign that appears to appeal ethics and standards but really appeals to peoples' wants and desires.
See Pecksniffian in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: after Pecksniff, unctuous hypocrite in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit
See Pecksniffian in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: After Seth Pecksniff, a character in Martin Chuzzlewit, a novel by Charles Dickens.
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