Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being smug; neatness; spruceness;. self-satisfaction; conceited smartness.
- n. uncountable The state or quality of being smug.
- n. countable The result or product of being smug.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being smug.
- n. an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction
- From smug + -ness (Wiktionary)
“But my motivation was “a good deed for the day” and my partner in smugness on this occasion, was mum whose ex Fleetline.”
“Smugness is, as you note, never an attractive trait -- whether or not the smugness is justified, and whether or not the source is entirely flawless.”
“Such smugness is in fact common among many cultural revolutions.”
“I think other than that the smugness is just about equal between the two.”
“Kristina Graber, of Three Rivers, Calif., wrote, As a hybrid-vehicle owner, I have come to recognize a certain smugness hybrid ownership brings.”
“This is what preserves the shentong view from nihilism, and from a certain smugness bred of holding the ultimate philosophical joker up your sleeve.”
“Mike Arrington: “Google smugness is at an all time high.””
“I almost would avoid a term like ignorance, because it implies a certain smugness on the part of the person using it.”
“The speaker's all-caps font of choice implies a certain smugness; the "PAPA" protagonist has engaged in unrespectable behavior, but this behavior was so far geographically removed from the artwork's installation (on a hallway door in Tennessee, USA) that perhaps "PAPA" expected the illicit, economically-prompted fucking in question would not come to light back at home.”
“i loathe conservatives, but smugness is really unbecoming.”
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