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Complacent vs. Smug

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Complacentadjective

Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.

Smugadjective

Irritatingly pleased with oneself, offensively self-complacent. self-satisfied.

‘Kate looked extremely smug this morning.’;

Complacentadjective

Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.

Smugadjective

(obsolete) Studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly precise; smooth and prim.

Complacentadjective

Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.

‘They look up with a sort of complacent awe . . . to kings.’;

Smugverb

To make smug, or spruce.

Complacentadjective

contented to a fault;

‘he had become complacent after years of success’; ‘his self-satisfied dignity’;

Smugverb

To seize; to confiscate.

Complacentadjective

showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements

‘you can't afford to be complacent about security’;

Smugverb

To hush up.

Smugadjective

Studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly precise; smooth and prim.

‘They be so smug and smooth.’; ‘The smug and scanty draperies of his style.’; ‘A young, smug, handsome holiness has no fellow.’;

Smugverb

To make smug, or spruce.

‘Thus said, he smugged his beard, and stroked up fair.’;

Smugadjective

marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction;

‘a smug glow of self-congratulation’;

Smugadjective

having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements

‘he was feeling smug after his win’;

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