smarmy


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Related to smarmy: poignant, complacent, excess, trite
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affectedly and self-servingly earnest

Synonyms for smarmy

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

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The smarmy estate agent tried to brush it aside.'It needs a certain something,' he said casually.
"In that case," I said, "you're not smarmy or bragging.
However, they have to cope with squabbles; a smarmy manager, and a stage set that's not as big as the band had hoped.
Such was the confidence in England before this summer's Ashes that the Barmy Army might have been rechristened the Smarmy Army.
"How did you get that giant box in my kitchen?" she asks the smarmy salesman.
But one has to admit that although his 1997 election slogan of "things can only get better" was too smarmy by far, things economic have certainly got worse since he left Downing Street.
When it came to game shows, Bob turned the genre into an art, commanding up to 17 million viewers for The Golden Shot and with millions more tuning into Celebrity Squares - although his style often made him seem smarmy.
The raunchy Jamieson's Raspberry Ale ad renames the fairytale favourite "Ho White" with names of the dwarves, Sleepy, Happy and Doc, being replaced with Filthy, Smarmy and Randy.
There's no shortage of smarmy coming of age tales with the cliche events we all know.
2001 It was revealed that the former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, left, had called Prime Minister Tony Blair a "smarmy git"
Ritalin poster child Jamie Cullum and smarmy Harry Connick Jr.
Each generation is smarmy about its contributions and churlish about the young.
Her soul mate Trout is too shy to pursue her, so she agrees to be his smarmy brother's date instead.
(Boteach, the sometimes smarmy author of Kosher Sex and spiritual adviser to celebrities, emerged as one of the sanest and most dignified figures in this particular debate.
Whatever,he makes a refreshing change to the smarmy Beckhams and self-fancying David Jameses.