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English definition of “smugly”


adverb     /ˈsmʌɡ.li/ disapproving
in a way that shows too much satisfaction or confidence: "I own three cars and two boats," he said smugly.Satisfied and complacentShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of smugly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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