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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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