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On this page you'll find 518 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smugness, such as: aloofness, chutzpah, disdain, ego, egotism, and hubris.

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How to use smugness in a sentence

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

    How AIPAC is Losing | David Frum | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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.

    Victory | Lester del Rey
  • In this, as in other things, we have a tendency toward smugness, shortsightedness and egotism.

    How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie 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 Wolf | Raymond F. Jones
  • He had abandoned research in order to make Marjorie rich and to surround her with luxury and smugness.

    Personality in Literature | Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • Every day of further absence from England, our England, increased that delicious sub-conscious smugness.

    In the Mountains | Elizabeth von Arnim

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