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  • n. The characteristic or mental attitude of Mr. Podsnap. See the extract.

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  • The inability to accept bad news (via NPR's Says You)

    June 9, 2012

  • Thus happily acquainted with his own merit and importance, Mr Podsnap settled that whatever he put behind him he put out of existence. There was a dignified conclusiveness—not to add a grand convenience—in this way of getting rid of disagreeables which had done much towards establishing Mr Podsnap in his lofty place in Mr Podsnap's satisfaction.
    . . .
    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.
    Our Mutual Friend

    August 29, 2008