smarmy

[smahr-mee]
adjective, smarmier, smarmiest.
excessively or unctuously flattering, ingratiating, servile, etc.: the emcee with the smarmy welcome.

Origin:
1905–10; smarm, variant of dial. smalm to smear, make slick (< ?) + -y1

smarmily, adverb
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smarmy (ˈsmɑːmɪ)
 
adj , smarmier, smarmiest
informal (Brit) obsequiously flattering or unpleasantly suave
 
'smarmily
 
adv
 
'smarminess
 
n

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smarmy
"ingratiating, unctuous," 1924, from smarm "to behave in a flattering way" (1920), variant of colloquial smalm, smawm (1847) "to smear, bedaub" (the hair, with pomade) of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
It is uplifting and sentimental without being moralistic and smarmy.
It comes bound in an annoying leather case that smacks of smarmy corporate
  importance.
He calls chroniclers of the decline of higher education witch hunters and
  smarmy seekers of nostalgia.
From a watchful father figure he becomes a smarmy suitor and eventually a
  wildly jealous and possessive warden.
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