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?"
On one hand, there was civility and a holding on to reason, while on the other, there was smugness, bullying and condescension.
The smugness soon disappeared as I went out to help her, soft touch that I am, in my dressing gown and slippers.
There's a faint aftertaste of smugness, no doubt due to the corporate social responsibility in the manufacturing process, but that doesn't overwhelm the delicious luxury of drinking bat-friendly margaritas in a world rich enough to care about such things.
Her headmistressy presentation style smacked of smugness - I've never warmed to her because she always seems so patronising.
DID I detect a hint of smugness in the press release from Leeds Rhinos this week about youngster Jack Walker signing a new contract with the club?
Meanwhile, Pardew should never be allowed to forget his rug-cutting moves because the image perfectly summed up his smugness, arrogance, vanity, and managerial career: Making a song and dance about winning nothing.
Ten minutes later my smugness turned to queasiness and I had to ask Rafik to make me some Morrocan mint tea to settle my stomach.
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".