Falsely moralistic; hypocritical; insincere.
Webster's New World
Origin of Pecksniffian
After Seth Pecksniff a character in Martin Chuzzlewit, a novel by Charles Dickens
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Derived from the character Seth Pecksniff in the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843).
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