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synonyms for smugness

  • aloofness
  • chutzpah
  • disdain
  • ego
  • egotism
  • hubris
  • pretension
  • pride
  • vanity
  • airs
  • audacity
  • bluster
  • braggadocio
  • brass
  • cheek
  • conceit
  • conceitedness
  • contemptuousness
  • crust
  • disdainfulness
  • gall
  • haughtiness
  • hauteur
  • high-handedness
  • imperiousness
  • insolence
  • loftiness
  • nerve
  • ostentation
  • pomposity
  • pompousness
  • presumption
  • pretentiousness
  • priggishness
  • self-importance
  • self-love
  • superciliousness
  • swagger
  • overbearance
  • scornfulness
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antonyms for smugness

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  • humility
  • modesty
  • carefulness
  • caution
  • meekness
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • servility
      • timidity
      • self-consciousness
      • shyness
      • meekness
      • modesty
      • humility
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      How to use smugness in a sentence

      Smugness was easy in a world without dust or carrion smell or craters that had been factories.
      VICTORYLESTER DEL REY
      In this, as in other things, we have a tendency toward smugness, shortsightedness and egotism.
      HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHTELSIE LINCOLN BENEDICT AND RALPH PAINE BENEDICT
      But Marthasa's smugness and arrogance had not deserted him once since the beginning of this leg of the trip.
      CUBS OF THE WOLFRAYMOND F. JONES
      He had abandoned research in order to make Marjorie rich and to surround her with luxury and smugness.
      PERSONALITY IN LITERATUREROLFE ARNOLD SCOTT-JAMES
      Every day of further absence from England, our England, increased that delicious sub-conscious smugness.
      IN THE MOUNTAINSELIZABETH VON ARNIM
      Nor should there be any room in it for professional smugness, small jealousies, and undue concern about privilege.
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      He frowned again, this time at Auguste Comte's smugness, and looked at his watch.
      A SON OF THE IMMORTALSLOUIS TRACY
      There were both earnestness and tenderness in his tones—the smugness of the physician was gone.
      THE LANDLOPERHOLMAN DAY
      "Our regular price," and you catch a sneer beneath the smugness of the Voice.
      ROAST BEEF, MEDIUMEDNA FERBER
      How could he with a pandering smugness meet Fanny's purity of feeling?
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