smugness


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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:
Noun1.smugness - an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction
complacence, complacency, self-complacency, self-satisfaction - the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself; "his complacency was absolutely disgusting"
Translations
زَهْو، إزدِهاء بالنَّفْس
samolibost
selvtilfredshed
önelégültség
sjálfumgleîi, hroki
kendini beğenmişlik

smugness

[ˈsmʌgnɪs] Nengreimiento m, suficiencia f

smugness

[ˈsmʌgnɪs] nsuffisance f

smugness

smugness

[ˈsmʌgnɪs] n (of person, expression) → aria compiaciuta, aria di sufficienza

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 ?
I worship you, but I loathe marriage, I hate its smugness, its safety, its compromise, and the thought of you interfering in my work, hindering me; what would you answer?
Abbott's mix of ineffable smugness and giggling was completely ridiculous.
Being the best of a bad bunch is nothing to be proud of and this self-entitled smugness which is rife among the Government must stop.
Smugness at these conclusions would appear to be the wrong response.
She wafts in on a scented cloud of smugness and great hair and immediately gets stuck in to some professional one-upmanship with her former registrar Jac Naylor.
I know I am a horrible person, but I am never less than pleased with myself" - Actress Dame Eileen Atkins, who admits that smugness is one of her "very worst virtues.
I know I am a horrible person, but I am never less than pleased with myself"- Actress Dame Eileen Atkins, who admits that smugness is one of her "very worst virtues".
He's right, of course, but there's another reason people won't warm to her - the acute smugness she suffers from because she thinks she's more popular than she is.
There may be a hint of smugness to Brendan Rodgers but he's done a fantastic job this year.
At least, after 25 years of hard Buddhist practice, I can usually spot smugness when it arises within me.
Those of us who can remember the hard work, and the antics, of the Beatles in the early years will likely approach this account (by a journalist who went on tour with them in 1964 and 1966) with smugness tinged with envy.
The little frog is a cute and delightful character whose joy, anger, smugness, evasiveness and pleasure will capture your heart.