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Definition of the adjective smarmy

What does smarmy mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more smarmy / smarmier | most smarmy / smarmiest

  1. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

Alternative definition of the adjective smarmy


  1. Falsely earnest, smug, or ingratiating.

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Google previewThe Oliver Stone Encyclopedia (2013)

by James Michael Welsh, Donald M. Whaley

and Stone's smarmy use of the music makes even the recurrent “Adagio for Strings” of Platoon seem less than intrusive. And the Kovic/Stone screenplay never ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary (1995)

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs

well-mannered, gracious discourteous impolite, uncourtly, ungracious, rude graceful or seductive languorous eager to please accommodating, well-disposed , willing, ingratiating, wheedling, smarmy, complaisant enthusiastic eager, earnest, ...

Google previewThe Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television (2005)

by Claude J. Summers

Though smarmy politicians and media spokespeople assure the audience that equality has been universally achieved, the hypocrisy of the new society is soon revealed. Backed by the beat of an energetic punk sound track, the film's heroines, ...

Google previewThe Ridley Scott Encyclopedia (2009)

by Laurence Raw

with Virginia McKenna as the beautiful and supportive Clemmie Churchill, Robert Hardy as an appropriately smarmy von Ribbentrop, and Ian Bannen as the explosive Adolf Hitler . . . Filled with details about the political interactions which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Ron Silver played the smarmy Riggs while a bespectacled and gym-toned Holly Hunter expertly impersonated King in another of the actress' wholly committed performances. In fact, the merits in the piece seemingly grow organically out of the ...

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Scrabble value of S1M3A1R1M3Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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