smug


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smug

 (smŭg)
adj. smug·ger, smug·gest
Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent: a smug look; a smug critic.

[Perhaps akin to Low German smuck, neat, from Middle Low German, from smucken, to adorn.]

smug′ly adv.
smug′ness n.

smug

(smʌɡ)
adj, smugger or smuggest
1. excessively self-satisfied or complacent
2. archaic trim or neat
[C16: of Germanic origin; compare Low German smuck neat]
ˈsmugly adv
ˈsmugness n

smug

(smʌg)

adj. smug•ger, smug•gest.
1. contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent.
2. trim; spruce; smooth; sleek.
[1545–55; perhaps < Middle Dutch smuc neat, pretty, nice]
smug′ly, adv.
smug′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smug - marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction; "a smug glow of self-congratulation"
content, contented - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; "a contented smile"

smug

Translations
راضٍ عَنْ نَفْسِهِمَزهُوٌّ بِنَفْسِه
samolibý
selvtilfreds
omahyväinen
samodopadan
sjálfumglaîur
一人よがりの
잘난 체하는
pašapmierināts
självbelåten
สบายใจ
tự mãn

smug

[smʌg] ADJ (smugger (compar) (smuggest (superl))) → creído, engreído
he said with smug satisfactiondijo muy pagado de sí, dijo con engreimiento
don't be so smug!¡no presumas!

smug

[ˈsmʌg] adj [person, smile, feeling] → suffisant(e), content(e) de soi

smug

adj (+er)selbstgefällig; grin, remark alsosüffisant; smug satisfactioneitle Selbstzufriedenheit

smug

[smʌg] adj (-ger (comp) (-gest (superl))) → compiaciuto/a

smug

(smag) adjective
well satisfied, or too obviously pleased, with oneself. I don't like that smug little man.
ˈsmugly adverb
ˈsmugness noun

smug

راضٍ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ samolibý selvtilfreds selbstgefällig αυτάρεσκος petulante omahyväinen suffisant samodopadan compiaciuto 一人よがりの 잘난 체하는 zelfvoldaan selvtilfreds zadowolony z siebie convencido самодовольный självbelåten สบายใจ kendinden memnun tự mãn 自鸣得意的
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And this man they have made into the high priest of property and smug respectability, a divine sanction of all the horrors and abominations of modern commercial civilization
Marco's joy was exuberant -- but only for a mo- ment; then he grew thoughtful, then sad; and when he heard me tell Dowley I should have Dickon, the boss mason, and Smug, the boss wheelwright, out there, too, the coal-dust on his face turned to chalk, and he lost his grip.
Rebecca and Emma Jane always knew when she had brought a tart or a triangle of layer cake with her school luncheon, because on those days she forsook the cheerful society of her mates and sought a safe solitude in the woods, returning after a time with a jocund smile on her smug face.
Like a lion in a menagerie, it is a survival of the extinct chaos entrapped and exhibited amid the smug parks and well-rolled downs of England.
I saw a great Newfoundland dog the other day sitting in front of a mirror at the entrance to a shop in Regent's Circus, and examining himself with an amount of smug satisfaction that I have never seen equaled elsewhere outside a vestry meeting.
She was adoring something shallow and smug, clinging to it, so the obstinate mouth witnessed, with the assiduity of a limpet; nothing would tear her from her demure belief in her own virtue and the virtues of her religion.
Martin came back and looked at the beady eyes, sneering, truculent, cowardly, and there leaped into his vision, as on a screen, the same eyes when their owner was making a sale in the store below - subservient eyes, smug, and oily, and flattering.
It, too, is a lie, at best the coward's smug compromise "
When the secretary of the Gun Club found that Barbicane and Nicholl accepted the proposal of Michel Ardan, he determined to join them, and make one of a smug party of four.
Your pitiful little conventions and smug assumptions of decency would prevent.
It is a discourse against all those who confound virtue with tameness and smug ease, and who regard as virtuous only that which promotes security and tends to deepen sleep.
And then we all know the culprits who post endless poolside 'selfies' and smug look-at-me-I'm-inparadise Facebook statuses while they're away.