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smarmy

1. Excessively or insincerely obsequious or ingratiating. I told the smarmy salesperson that I didn't need any help, but he kept pestering me the whole time I was looking at cars. I hate the smarmy waitstaff at that restaurant. I just want to eat some food, not be waited on hand a foot.
2. Sleazy, lewd, or repulsive. There's this smarmy guy at the bar who keeps hitting on me every time I go up to buy a drink. My uncle's tells the same smarmy jokes every time the whole family gets together.

smarmy

(ˈsmɑrmi)
mod. insincere and obsequious. He’s obnoxious but brazen rather than smarmy.
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Then there were the usual examples of arrogance mixed with a chronic lack of self-awareness - Vincent Disneur told us he was "the best of breed" within his industry and, with the smarmiest of expressions on his smug mush, added: "I'm not bad-looking
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To the left of the diminutive broadcaster gripping the gold envelope stands Sir Clive Woodward, flashing that smarmiest of smiles, while on the video link in a Pakistan hotel awaits a nonchalant, as opposed to expectant, Michael Vaughan.