Definition of smarmy in English:

smarmy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsmɑːmi
 
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adjective (smarmier, smarmiest)

informal

Derivatives

smarmily

adverb
More example sentences
  • Simon notes that he's going hatless and being a bit smarmily please-the-parents-y: ‘I prefer the other side of you, to be honest.’
  • For eighty-six years the Sox bore the terrible curse - the burnt devil mark of the demon Yankees, smarmily collecting win upon win with a sense of bloated entitlement.
  • They'll all be there with their snouts in the trough; all grinning smarmily and slapping backs; all trying to outdo each other with acts of screaming political correctness.

smarminess

noun
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  • When she got home and switched on the TV, however, she found Al's audible substance diminished by his visible smarminess.
  • But is anyone else finding the self-congratulatory smarminess of their fellow Australians as repulsive as I am?
  • But setting his smarminess aside, the accuracy of his riff on Berger is actually apropos of the rest of his remarks.
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