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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmarmysmarm‧y /ˈsmɑːmi $ -ɑːr-/ adjective  FRIENDLY#polite in an insincere way – used to show disapproval smarmy comments a smarmy car salesman
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smarmyAndy Williams, of course, was always smug and smarmy.He's been criticized for his smarmy behavior when interviewing celebrities.This is not just a smarmy pep talk but an unflinching discussion of real angst and a real adjustment process.a slick, smarmy public relations officerThey warned that politicians, once infused with a sense of providential mission, could morph into smarmy tyrants.He fooled us with his soft smarmy ways.Miss Green didn't take her in, did she, with her soft, smarmy ways?
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