smugly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.smugly - in a smug manner; "the bureaucrats explained smugly that the facts provided by their own experts show no cause for concern"
Translations
بازدِهاء بالنَّفْس
domýšlivě
meî sjálfumgleîi, hrokalega
kendini beğenmişçe

smugly

[ˈsmʌglɪ] ADVcon engreimiento, con suficiencia

smugly

[ˈsmʌgli] advd'un air suffisant

smugly

advselbstgefällig; grin, say alsosüffisant; he is smugly self-confidenter ist eitel selbstzufrieden

smugly

[ˈsmʌglɪ] advcon sufficienza, con compiacimento

smug

(smag) adjective
well satisfied, or too obviously pleased, with oneself. I don't like that smug little man.
ˈsmugly adverb
ˈsmugness noun
References in classic literature ?
On the instant those at the table were keyed up and expectant, the servant was smugly pleased, and he was wallowing in mortification.
The cook drew himself up in a smugly humble fashion, a deprecating smirk on his face.
Punctually, as the shrill-toned bell of the black marble study clock began to chime nine, Sir Pitt made his appearance, fresh, neat, smugly shaved, with a waxy clean face, and stiff shirt collar, his scanty hair combed and oiled, trimming his nails as he descended the stairs majestically, in a starched cravat and a grey flannel dressing-gown--a real old English gentleman, in a word--a model of neatness and every propriety.
My feeling is that we all think we can be different if not better than our own parents because we smugly congratulate ourselves that we know how NOT to do it.
Recently, a high school friend walked in and seemed smugly surprised to see me at the cash register.
She furiously lectures Ross on leaving the kids alone and in danger, while Sarah smugly enjoys her spot of sneaky sabotage.
IN years to come, those lucky enough to attend Cattle & Cane's eagerly-anticipated album launch gig will be saying smugly to envious family and friends "I was there".
No doubt they'll smugly trot out the old chestnut that they're doing their bit to save the planet by ditching gas-guzzling transport.
More needs to be done to prosecute those who do blatantly and smugly think they're above the law and continue to murder our beautiful wildlife.
According to preliminary report, a Kyrgyz citizen allegedly tried to smugly goods from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan.
On the way home from the track Goldie lay smugly on the back seat of our car beside a splendid trophy having bolted from the traps to win easily at 6/1.
DESPITE the disastrous economic figures, David Cameron will be feeling smugly satisfied today.