Definition of 'smug'
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Remove the smug look from your faces. The Sun (2015)This is not an argument for feeling smug about nuclear safety. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The only down side of this book is its rather smug tone. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Wipe those smug smiles off their silly faces. The Sun (2016)An occupational hazard of writing about your own investments is that you can seem smug. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their fans were getting a bit too smug for my liking. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When the gag comes off he pulls an eerie smug grin. The Sun (2009)It is no wonder that theatre owners looks so smug. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The news also made me feel rather smug. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She is clearly bright and beautiful but comes across as glacial and rather smug. The Sun (2014)Give yourself a mighty pat on the back and read what follows with a smug smile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)No wonder the gnome has a smug grin. The Sun (2015)He was stood right next to me with a smug look on his face. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Feel smug about that if you wish. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Once there was this smug and rather phoney colour supplement lifestyle food culture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Face an unruly ocean with a surfboard and see how smug your smile is then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He then delivers a fantastically smug grin and the clip ends. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He just gave me this smug look. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And when he doesn't look smug he can seem sneering. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You might be forgiven for thinking that Americans are feeling just a little bit smug. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is right, but his comment is also a bit smug. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The rosy tint in their cheeks is not from tending the land; it comes from being smug and self-satisfied. Times, Sunday Times (2009)While it can all seem a bit smug to some, it is a more democratic scene than in decades past, though a fascination with the gentry remains. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'smug'
British English: smug /smʌɡ/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is smug, you are criticizing the fact they seem very pleased with how good, clever, or fortunate they are.
They looked at each other in smug satisfaction.
- American English: smug
- Arabic: راضٍ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: convencido
- Chinese: 自鸣得意的
- Croatian: samodopadan
- Czech: samolibý
- Danish: selvtilfreds
- Dutch: zelfvoldaan
- European Spanish: petulante
- Finnish: omahyväinen
- French: suffisant
- German: selbstgefällig
- Greek: αυτάρεσκος
- Italian: compiaciuto
- Japanese: 一人よがりの
- Korean: 잘난 체하는
- Norwegian: selvtilfreds
- Polish: zadowolony z siebie
- European Portuguese: convencido
- Romanian: îngâmfat
- Russian: самодовольный
- Spanish: petulante
- Swedish: självbelåten
- Thai: สบายใจ
- Turkish: kendinden memnun
- Ukrainian: самовдоволений
- Vietnamese: tự mãn
Definition of smug from the Collins English Dictionary
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