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.
At the same time, exemption from the smarmier modes of media scrutiny is not given to powerless people, should they be so unlucky (or lucky) to be thrust into its glare.
To discuss Payne requires a thorough fumigation, but I've never seen a smarmier man.
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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).