Adverbs for Smug
unbearably; disgustingly; disagreeably; ir-ritatingly; unreasonably; ridiculously; pompously; chestily; overly; vexatiously; maddeningly; ostentatiously; complacently; pretentiously; laughably; contentedly; priggishly; imperturbably.
Quakerish, Victorian, bland, bovine, braw, buttery, censorious, chic, classy, clothes-conscious, complacent, conceited, consequential, cosmopolitan, dapper, dashing, deck out, demure, disarming, doll up, dress up, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, elegant, exquisite, fair-spoken, fine-spoken, fulsome, genteel, glib, gussy up, hidebound, holier-than-thou, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, ingratiating, jaunty, mid-Victorian, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, narrow, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, oily, oily-tongued, old-maidish, overconfident, overmodest, overproud, overweening, posh, priggish, prim, primp, prudish, puritanical, recherche, ritzy, sanctimonious, self-admiring, self-approving, self-assuming, self-complacent, self-congratulating, self-congratulatory, self-content, self-contented, self-delighting, self-endeared, self-esteeming, self-gratulating, self-gratulatory, self-important, self-loving, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, sharp, sleek, slick, smart, smarten up, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, snazzy, soapy, soft-spoken, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy, spruce, spruce up, stiff-necked, straitlaced, stuffy, style-conscious, suave, suave-spoken, swank, swanky, swell, tricksy, trig, trim, unctuous, vain, vainglorious, well-dressed, well-groomed
From Middle Low German smuk (“neat, trim, spruce, elegant, fair”) < Middle High German gesmuc (“ornament”) < smücken (“to ornament, adorn, originally to dress”), a secondary form of Middle High German smiegen (“to creep into, hence to put on (a garment)”); see smock.
- Smug in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Smug in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911