Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a smug manner; neatly; sprucely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb rare In a smug manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a self-satisfied manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a smug manner

Etymologies

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smug +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I don't think the term "smugly conclusive" is appropriate to describe his opening statement.

    NY Daily News

  • I now get extremely annoyed by the secular fundamentalists who are content to remain smugly ignorant of enormous shifts occurring all around them.

    Kicking the Secularist Habit

  • I now get extremely annoyed by the secular fundamentalists who are content to remain smugly ignorant of enormous shifts occurring all around them.

    Kicking the Secularist Habit

  • You can’t come in smugly and with great self satisfaction and say ‘Oh it’s torture, and therefore it’s no good.’

    Scalia Openly Condones Torture : Law is Cool

  • You can’t come in smugly and with great self satisfaction and say ‘Oh it’s torture, and therefore it’s no good.’

    2008 April : Law is Cool

  • He says kind of smugly, well I think its obvious why you're here.

    Slick and Attired: Wearing Whatever You Want

  • And that's the kind of smugly liberal double standard that will contribute to the election of McCain/Palin.

    Palinsanity.

  • So, I'm sorry, but I find it rather silly to claim that such business models don't exist or that those of us who "smugly" claim the industry needs to find a new business model never suggest any.

    Techdirt

  • "I saw all of the Harry Potter movies," he smugly replies.

    Animation Nation

  • Before you sit back smugly and think that you would never make a mistake like the one this young writer made, realize that everyone who is in business for himself — every single freelancer/business owner — has made this mistake at least once.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Expectations

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