Smarmy Definition

smärmē
smarmier, smarmiest
adjective
smarmier, smarmiest
Flattering in an oily, insincere manner; unctuous.
Webster's New World
Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest.
American Heritage
Relating to or indulging in lewd conduct; smutty.
Smarmy jokes.
American Heritage
The definition of smarmy is someone who comes across as being insincere.
An example of someone who is smarmy is a used car salesman who tries to come across as if he is a distinguished businessman making you a fair deal but who sounds like he is lying.
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Other Word Forms of Smarmy

Adjective

Base Form:
smarmy
Comparative:
smarmier
Superlative:
smarmiest

Origin of Smarmy

  • From smarm, a variant of smalm/smawm.

    From Wiktionary

  • From smarm to smear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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