smug

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsmʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/smʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(smug)


Inflections of 'smug' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
smugger
adj comparative
smuggest
adj superlative
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smug

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a smug [student, person, man, woman, player]
  2. made a smug [comment, reference, remark]
  3. had a smug look on her face
  4. was a smug [glint, twinkle] in his eyes
  5. flashed them a smug [grin, look, smile, glance]
  6. had a smug [expression, look, smile] (on her face)
  7. [a grin, the expression] on his smug face
  8. a [grin] of smug satisfaction
  9. stop being so smug!
  10. Why do you (always) have to be so smug?
  11. don't be so smug!
  12. stop acting (so) smug!
  13. is always so smug!
  14. you don't have to be smug about it!
  15. felt smug (with herself) after the [win, victory]
  16. felt smug about [being, having, getting]
  17. was feeling smug about [the interview, his chances]
  18. cannot afford to be smug about
  19. I bet you're feeling awfully smug (right now)
  20. [annoyingly, infuriatingly, insufferably] smug
  21. smug and [complacent, annoying, bigheaded, self-satisfied]
  22. is the smuggest person I know
  23. that is the smuggest thing you have ever [said, done]!
  24. what a smug thing to [say]!
  25. vulgar, slang: [that, the, you] smug [son of a bitch, bastard]
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