AskDefine | Define smugness

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smugness n : an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction

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  1. The property of being smug.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Quakerishness, amour-propre, autoeroticism, blandness, bovinity, butter, censoriousness, complacence, complacency, consequentiality, demureness, demurity, ego trip, fair words, false modesty, fulsomeness, glibness, hideboundness, honeyed words, incense, mauvaise honte, narcism, narcissism, narrowness, oiliness, overmodesty, overproudness, overweening pride, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanicalness, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, self-admiration, self-approbation, self-complacency, self-congratulation, self-content, self-contentedness, self-delight, self-endearment, self-esteem, self-gratulation, self-importance, self-infatuation, self-love, self-respect, self-satisfaction, self-sufficiency, self-worship, smoothness, soft soap, soft words, stiff-neckedness, straitlacedness, stuffiness, suaveness, suavity, sweet talk, sweet words, unctuousness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity
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