AskDefine | Define smug

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smug adj : marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction; "a smug glow of self-congratulation" [syn: self-satisfied] [also: smuggest, smugger]

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  1. Irritatingly pleased with oneself; self-satisfied.

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