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noun as in complacency

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noun as in self-satisfaction

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Example Sentences

The Jolie dress is an expression of the joy of family, not the smugness of a couple.

Social media has kept me abreast of many plot twists and turns as firestorms of outrage and smugness come and go.

His headline captured his certainty, if not his smugness: “Of Course the Settlements are Illegal.”

The Iranian negotiating team meeting with its Western counterparts in Kazakhstan this week has earned the right to its smugness.

Paul Theroux on how the whole affair reveals our smugness and hypocrisy.

Smugness was easy in a world without dust or carrion smell or craters that had been factories.

In this, as in other things, we have a tendency toward smugness, shortsightedness and egotism.

But Marthasa's smugness and arrogance had not deserted him once since the beginning of this leg of the trip.

He had abandoned research in order to make Marjorie rich and to surround her with luxury and smugness.

Every day of further absence from England, our England, increased that delicious sub-conscious smugness.


On this page you'll find 514 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smugness, such as: aloofness, chutzpah, disdain, ego, egotism, and hubris.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.