smarminess
noun see smarmy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • smarminess — smarmy ► ADJECTIVE ▪ ingratiating and wheedling in an insincere or excessive way. DERIVATIVES smarmily adverb smarminess noun …   English terms dictionary

  • smarminess — See smarmy. * * * …   Universalium

  • smarminess — noun The property of being smarmy …   Wiktionary

  • smarminess — smarm·i·ness …   English syllables

  • smarminess — noun smug self serving earnestness • Syn: ↑fulsomeness, ↑oiliness, ↑oleaginousness, ↑unctuousness, ↑unction • Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fulsomeness — noun 1. excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm • Syn: ↑unction, ↑smarm • Derivationally related forms: ↑fulsome, ↑smarmy (for: ↑smarm) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • oiliness — noun 1. smug self serving earnestness • Syn: ↑fulsomeness, ↑oleaginousness, ↑smarminess, ↑unctuousness, ↑unction • Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • oleaginousness — noun 1. smug self serving earnestness • Syn: ↑fulsomeness, ↑oiliness, ↑smarminess, ↑unctuousness, ↑unction • Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • unctuousness — noun smug self serving earnestness • Syn: ↑fulsomeness, ↑oiliness, ↑oleaginousness, ↑smarminess, ↑unction • Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous, ↑smarmy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • smarmy — adjective (smarmier; est) Etymology: smarm to gush, slobber Date: 1924 1. revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, or false earnestness < a tone of smarmy self satisfaction New Yorker > 2. of low sleazy taste or quality < smarmy eroticism > • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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