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"smug" in British English

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smugadjective

uk   us   /smʌɡ/ (smugger, smuggest) disapproving
too ​pleased or ​satisfied about something you have ​achieved or something you ​know: a smug ​grin She ​deserved her ​promotion, but I ​wish she wasn't so smug about it. There was a ​hint of smug self-satisfaction in her ​voice. He's been unbearably smug since he gave up ​smoking.
smugness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsmʌɡ.nəs/
(Definition of smug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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smugadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /smʌɡ/ (-gg-) disapproving
very ​pleased and ​satisfied with yourself, and having no ​doubt about the ​value of what you ​know or have done: His ​attitudeshowed a smug ​indifference to the ​hardshipsothersfaced.
(Definition of smug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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