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synonyms for smug

  • complacent
  • egotistical
  • pompous
  • self-righteous
  • self-satisfied
  • conceited
  • egoistic
  • holier-than-thou
  • hotshot
  • priggish
  • puffed-up
  • self-contented
  • snobbish
  • stuck on oneself
  • stuck-up
  • stuffy
  • superior
  • vainglorious
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antonyms for smug

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  • humble
  • modest
  • unhappy
  • unsure
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How to use smug in a sentence

Anyone who has taken an official trip to a minority region is familiar with the requisite dance performance by awkward locals as smug officials stand by.
HOW BEIJING IS REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CHINESE, FROM XINJIANG TO INNER MONGOLIACHARLIE CAMPBELL/SHANGHAIJULY 12, 2021TIME
Her Lucille Bluth was the best satire of the smug rich ever done.
‘AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND’: FANS AND CO-STARS MOURN JESSICA WALTER, ACTRESS AND STAR OF THE INTERNET’S FAVORITE GIFSEMILY YAHRMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Little did Tressan dream to what a cask of gunpowder he was applying the match of his smug pertness.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
There was something smug about the way he picked up his heels, swung his briefcase.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Lamb had already decided he would give it to him as he came plodding his smug little way home some evening.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
That smug little editor swallowed everything that I said in the most amusing fashion.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Sinclair leaned up against a rock, his arms folded, a smug smile gradually widening across his features.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
And this swollen, smug-faced intruder looked a particularly offensive specimen of his kind.
AVERAGE JONESSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Old Sally's scoldings didn't matter, nor Marty's smug confidence.
JANE JOURNEYS ONRUTH COMFORT MITCHELL
The man with the monocle was smug with the self-satisfaction of his tribe.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
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WORDS RELATED TO SMUG

  • conservative
  • conventional
  • demure
  • genteel
  • priggish
  • prim
  • prissy
  • proper
  • puritanical
  • respectable
  • rigid
  • smug
  • square
  • starchy
  • stiff
  • straitlaced
  • stuffy
  • uptight
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