smarm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smarm excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
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Usage

In literature:

It is wrong to make sex appear as if it were part of the dear-darling-love smarm: the spiritual love.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
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In news:

Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008.
Mayor Mike Moncrief's smarm factor was on high as he welcomed Zim Zimmerman to the Fort Worth City Council this morning.
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