Definition of "smugly" [smug•ly]

  • (adverb) In a self-satisfied manner.

Use "smugly" in a sentence

  • "I don't think the term "smugly conclusive" is appropriate to describe his opening statement."
  • "I now get extremely annoyed by the secular fundamentalists who are content to remain smugly ignorant of enormous shifts occurring all around them."
  • "You can’t come in smugly and with great self satisfaction and say ‘Oh it’s torture, and therefore it’s no good.’"

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