Then they stood in front of the chalkboard, smug and self-satisfied.
Not only does the failure of even humble families drive political power into the hands of a smug and self-entitled elite.
America deserves a better answer than this smug selfishness.
He traces the history of ideas with skill and care, and he avoids the smug certainty of many contemporary science writers.
smug is willing to fight it out and has a willing sparring partner in Lively, who has been sued five times by gay activists.
It was then that the chiens de faience, which the smug Paris suburbanite of to-day so loves, were born.
I looked into his smug face, and I was within an ace of striking him.
That condition we neither expect nor hope to see exchanged for smug fields with a network of railways.
Bobby smiled up at him in smug satisfaction over his own wiliness.
A fat, smug undertaker was commissioned to arrange all the details.
1550s, "trim, neat, spruce, smart," possibly an alteration of Low German smuk "trim, neat," from Middle Low German smücken "to adorn" (originally "to dress," secondary sense of words meaning "to creep or slip into"), from the same source as smock. The meaning "having a self-satisfied air" is from 1701, an extension of the sense of "smooth, sleek" (1580s), which was commonly used of attractive women and girls. Related: Smugly; smugness.