from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Smarmy speech or behavior.
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- n. smarmy language or behavior
- v. To fawn, to be unctuous.
- v. To address in a fawning and unctuous manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
Many will not find this kind of smarm funny in such a serious matter as the election date.
We'd been together for more than 10 years and I'd had a bellyful of the 'smarm' and yearned for a bit of rough handling by a big clunking fist.
Mrs. Grimble recommenced the client interrogatory, turning on the smarm.
I'd turn off the music and announce, using my best Pat Sajak smarm...
The quiddity of a terminal is smarm, or perhaps a smarmy hustling: sweating, fat men counting bills with strange intensity under a light besieged by insects.
Flynn, the sarcastic and smug janitor from highly touted show Scrubs, carries on the snark and smarm as Mike who is a quarry manager and likes to live life by his own set of rules.
The domina offered up one of her virgin slaves to Varrus' smarm-meister friend Cossutius, who roughly deflowered her with the help of a gladiator chosen specifically for his filthiness.
Microsoft and Asus have teamed up to present a new advertising smarm-storm intended to extol the virtues of Windows on netbooks – and smear Linux.
This type of smarm and patronization is how the democrats alienate the middle class and will ultimately lose the next election for them.
She served briefly as a minister in Tony Blair's government, but she was too unbending to succeed in Wetminster's steeplechase of smarm and compromise.
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