Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest. synonym: unctuous.
  • adjective Relating to or indulging in lewd conduct; smutty.

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  • adjective Falsely earnest, smug, or ingratiating.

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  • adjective unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From smarm, to smear.]

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From smarm, a variant of smalm/smawm.

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  • Another word I despise. Truly Disgusting and ridiculous word.

    December 23, 2008

  • what a terrible word

    September 27, 2009