[pek-snif-ee-uh n] /pɛkˈsnɪf i ən/

adjective, (often lowercase)
hypocritically and unctuously affecting benevolence or high moral principles.
affecting benevolence or high moral principles

1851, after Mr. Pecksniff, unctuous hypocrite in Dickens’ “Martin Chuzzlewit” (1844).


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