Definition of smarmy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsmɑːmi

adjective (smarmier, smarmiest)

Ingratiating and wheedling in a way that is regarded as insincere or excessive: a smarmy, unctuous reply
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  • Pretty, sweet, charming and as far from the slick, besuited, smarmy sort of double glazing type sales rep I had expected.
  • Never mind that as he reads from the monitor, Springer radiates smarmy insincerity.
  • And yeah the characters can be annoying sometimes, but they're not nearly as smarmy as most other sitcoms, so it's ahead by default.



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  • 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.


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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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