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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.

Usage examples (35)
  • Can I noninate George Will for a Nobel prize in smarmy?
  • KATZ: Well, we look at folks part of the felt family and the word smarmy comes into play.
  • He is best known as the smarmy Psychologist in “Silence of the Lambs.”
  • Actually, Hannity always looks a little smarmy, which is one reason he's so irritating, but this is fine. for more
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