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smarmyadjective

uk   /ˈsmɑː.mi/  us   /ˈsmɑːr.mi/ informal disapproving
extremely polite or helpful or showing a lot of respect in a way that is annoying or does not seem sincere: She was trying to be friendly, but she just seemed smarmy and insincere.
smarm
verb [I or T] uk   /smɑːm/  us   /smɑːrm/ UK
He's always trying to smarm his way into a promotion.
smarmily
adverb uk   /ˈsmɑː.məl.i/  us   /ˈsmɑːr.məl.i/
"Certainly, sir," he replied smarmily.
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Translations of “smarmy”
in Spanish zalamero…
in Vietnamese xun xoe, nịnh nọt…
in Malaysian sombong…
in Thai ประจบสอพลอ…
in French obséquieux…
in German kriecherisch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迎合的,巴结的, 过于殷勤的…
in Indonesian sombong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迎合的,巴結的, 過於殷勤的…
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