smarmy

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smarmy

(ˈsmɑrmi)
mod. insincere and obsequious. He’s obnoxious but brazen rather than smarmy.
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There was some good skating, mainly from Ray Quinn, a man smarmier than matured cheese.
Had a smarmier host been cast, the show's cruel streak could be unbearable.
To discuss Payne requires a thorough fumigation, but I've never seen a smarmier man.
But two quality dramas were enriched by the superb performances of a pair of veteran soap stars - Roy Barraclough (Coronation Street's Alec Gilroy), shiftier and smarmier than ever as the creepy, pervy Dr Simms in The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (Sunday, BBC1).