What is a smug attitude?

A smug person is self-satisfied. You can usually recognize someone who is pleased with himself by his smug little smile and self-righteous remarks. Smug is the opposite of modest and unsure. In cartoons, the smug character often walks around with his chest puffed out and his ego leading the way.

Is Smug a bad word?

Smug is not a bad word,it means feeling great or pride for one’s own achievements. In some countries it’s a self-congratulatory word. The way you are using ‘smug’ makes it bad or creepy.

What is another name for smug?

In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for smug, like: complacent, self-satisfied, self-satisfaction, neat, affected, self-righteous, snobbish, superior, egotistical, stuck-up and stuck on oneself.

What does smug mean in the UK?

/smʌɡ/ uk. /smʌɡ/ smugger | smuggest. too pleased or satisfied about something you have achieved or something you know: a smug grin.

What is smug face?

adjective. If you say that someone is smug, you are criticizing the fact they seem very pleased with how good, clever, or lucky they are.

What does it mean to smuggle someone?

transitive verb. 1 : to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law. 2 : to convey or introduce surreptitiously. intransitive verb.

Is Smug a feeling?

Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one’s situation; self-righteously complacent: a smug look; a smug critic.

What’s the opposite of smug?

Opposite of having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements. egoless. humble. modest. uncomplacent.

What do you call a self righteous person?

complacent, egotistical, hypocritical, pious, sanctimonious, affected, canting, goody-goody, holier-than-thou, noble, pharisaic, pietistic, preachy, self-satisfied, superior.