AskDefine | Define smarm

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smarm n : excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm [syn: unction, fulsomeness]

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Noun

smarm
N. The act of expressing smugness or false earnestness.

Verb

smarm
  1. To fawn, to be unctuous.
  2. To address in a fawning and unctuous manner.
    • 1957: He rose ... on his wife's fortune and judicious smarming of powerful people. — Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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