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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “smarmy”

smarmy

adjective     /ˈsmɑː.mi/ US  /ˈsmɑːr-/ informal disapproving
extremely polite , respectful or helpful in a way which is intended to be attractive but which does not seem sincere
迎合的,巴結的;過於殷勤的
She was trying to be friendly , but she just seemed smarmy and insincere .
她試圖表達友善,但只是讓人覺得過於殷勤,不夠真誠。
Affected and insincere
smarm     /smɑːm/ US  /smɑːrm/ verb [I or T] He's always trying to smarm his way into a promotion .
他總是試圖靠拍馬屁得到晉升。
Affected and insincere
smarmily     /ˈsmɑː.mɪ.li/ US  /ˈsmɑːr-/ adverb " Certainly , madam , " he replied smarmily.
「確實,夫人,」他的回答是虛情假意的。
Affected and insincere
(Definition of smarmy adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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