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Meaning of SMUG

Pronunciation:  smug

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction; "a smug glow of self-congratulation"
 

SMUG is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: content(p), contented, self-satisfied
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Smug\, a. [Of. Scand. or Low German origin; cf. LG. smuck,
    G. schmuck, Dan. smuk, OSw. smuck, sm["o]ck, and E. smock,
    smuggle; cf. G. schmuck ornament. See {Smock}.]
    Studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce;
    affectedly precise; smooth and prim.
    
          They be so smug and smooth.              --Robynson
                                                   (More's
                                                   Utopia).
    
          The smug and scanty draperies of his style. --De
                                                   Quincey.
    
          A young, smug, handsome holiness has no fellow. --Beau.
                                                   & Fl.
    
    
  2. \Smug\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smugged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Smugging}.]
    To make smug, or spruce. [Obs.]
    
          Thus said, he smugged his beard, and stroked up fair.
                                                   --Dryton.
    
    
 

 

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