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smarm

 (smärm)
n.
Smarmy speech or behavior.

[Back-formation from smarmy.]

smarm

(smɑːm)
vb
1. (often foll by: down) to flatten (the hair, etc) with cream or grease
2. (when: intr, foll by up to) to ingratiate oneself (with)
n
obsequious flattery
[C19: of unknown origin]

smarm

(smɑrm)
n.
behavior or speech that is smarmy.
[1935–40; back formation from smarmy]

smarm


Past participle: smarmed
Gerund: smarming

Imperative
smarm
smarm
Present
I smarm
you smarm
he/she/it smarms
we smarm
you smarm
they smarm
Preterite
I smarmed
you smarmed
he/she/it smarmed
we smarmed
you smarmed
they smarmed
Present Continuous
I am smarming
you are smarming
he/she/it is smarming
we are smarming
you are smarming
they are smarming
Present Perfect
I have smarmed
you have smarmed
he/she/it has smarmed
we have smarmed
you have smarmed
they have smarmed
Past Continuous
I was smarming
you were smarming
he/she/it was smarming
we were smarming
you were smarming
they were smarming
Past Perfect
I had smarmed
you had smarmed
he/she/it had smarmed
we had smarmed
you had smarmed
they had smarmed
Future
I will smarm
you will smarm
he/she/it will smarm
we will smarm
you will smarm
they will smarm
Future Perfect
I will have smarmed
you will have smarmed
he/she/it will have smarmed
we will have smarmed
you will have smarmed
they will have smarmed
Future Continuous
I will be smarming
you will be smarming
he/she/it will be smarming
we will be smarming
you will be smarming
they will be smarming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smarming
you have been smarming
he/she/it has been smarming
we have been smarming
you have been smarming
they have been smarming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smarming
you will have been smarming
he/she/it will have been smarming
we will have been smarming
you will have been smarming
they will have been smarming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smarming
you had been smarming
he/she/it had been smarming
we had been smarming
you had been smarming
they had been smarming
Conditional
I would smarm
you would smarm
he/she/it would smarm
we would smarm
you would smarm
they would smarm
Past Conditional
I would have smarmed
you would have smarmed
he/she/it would have smarmed
we would have smarmed
you would have smarmed
they would have smarmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smarm - excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charmsmarm - excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
compliment - a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
Translations

smarm

[smɑːm] (Brit)
A. VT to smarm one's hair downalisarse y fijarse el pelo
C. Ncoba f, zalamería f

smarm

(Brit inf)
vt to smarm one’s hair downsich (dat)das Haar anklatschen (inf)or an den Kopf kleben
vi to smarm up to somebodysich an jdn heranschmeißen (inf); to smarm one’s way into somebody’s confidencesich in jds Vertrauen (acc)einschleichen
nKriecherei f
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