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an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction

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There may be a hint of smugness to Brendan Rodgers but he's done a fantastic job this year.
At least, after 25 years of hard Buddhist practice, I can usually spot smugness when it arises within me.
Those of us who can remember the hard work, and the antics, of the Beatles in the early years will likely approach this account (by a journalist who went on tour with them in 1964 and 1966) with smugness tinged with envy.
The little frog is a cute and delightful character whose joy, anger, smugness, evasiveness and pleasure will capture your heart.
URGH, the indefensible smugness of Iain Duncan Smith.
Aided by crowding behind I was feeling pretty pleased with myself, but smugness soon turned to worry as it was clear as early as the third bend that he was in trouble.
For instance: "Christ alone should not lead to smugness on our part, as if Christians of a certain sort have exclusive access to the mind of God.
The sheer smugness of the president has become his undoing.
Some of Stella's recent ad run has been smothered in its own smugness, but this whips out enough wit and whimsy to offset the whiff of way too much Gallic cologne.
The first thing the Tories should have done, last May, was to insist that every NHS department, right down to individual wards, were given the opportunity to establish their own unique personalities, their own family tree and their own identity (uniform), so that its staff knows exactly who they are responsible to, and never say "I work for the NHS" but announce with pride the health area they work in, and following our treatment we announce with satisfaction and with some smugness "we were treated in .
SUNDAY Top Gear BBC2, 8pm The smugness level goes off the scale as TV's favourite presenting trio return to show off in fast cars.
Garrison, and others, the "South Park Guide To Life" provides an iconoclastic philosophy such as Kyle's observation "Hybrid cares don't cause smugness.
This isn't just smugness, this is Piers' super smugness.
But his smugness has always been a weakness and there is a danger his success might fuel his self-belief.
Throughout the initial stages of the global credit meltdown, as both European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke massively injected liquidity into the financial system, King took the passive approach with what appeared to be a smugness toward the perceived panic by his international central bank counterparts.