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Podsnappery


Podsnappery (POD-SNAP-per-ee) Noun: -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 + -ery, referring to a character Mr. Podsnap in Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend (1864–1865), in which this word was also coined. 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.”

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!

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