smarm


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excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

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There was no indication, though, of what was to follow when Smarm, with trademark unctuousness, introduced "my illustrious guests" and made the obligatory remarks about "this traditional rite of spring" and "the love we all share for this great game we call racing".
But what can you expect from one who allows both The Nutter and The Sultan of Smarm to operate unchecked?
It's not as degrading as "a smarm of Old Etonians" though, is it?
One member, Rsd87, warns of the smarm offensive women can expect.
This will be awarded to anyone displaying extraordinary determination to act like a big shot on the basis of nothing but delusion and smarm.
Verdict: The Hoax is blessed with compelling performances from Gere, all charm and smarm, and Molina.
Gere gives a convincing performance, all smarm and charm.
He is revolted by the slavish way we smarm up to English tourists by restoring Dylan's boathouse or wearing pointy black hats.
Indeed, the smarm attack undoubtedly started the moment Prime Minister Tony Blair, right, personally phoned IOC president Jacques Rogge to inform him of the decision last week.
On the other hand, Burroughs is simply abrasive, Mary Kay Place's character is so incredibly superficial it's difficult to believe she emerges as something of a hero in this muck, and Bruce McCulloch plays a priest with too-apparent smarm.
The smarm offensive was so effective that Damilola's parents, Richard and Gloria, didn't even notice that the loss of their son had anything to do with the neglect of an incompetent and cynical Government.
Should help gather a few smarm points for my lacklustre political career.
Gold's smarm helps make the game fun, but so do 25 levels and lots of little extras.
SMARM OFFENSIVE: Claudia let slip secret over Lewis
I'M not a bad man," insisted emmerdale smarm Mark Wilde after he was exposed as the adulterous bigamist who secretly fathered cry-baby Ryan.