smarmy

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smarmy

(ˈsmɑrmi)
mod. insincere and obsequious. He’s obnoxious but brazen rather than smarmy.
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Third, a smarminess about matters of fact, as in her recent utterance that Barack Obama is not a Muslim "as far as I know".
Kim Begley (Herod) acted with appropriate smarminess, but didn't let neurotic action sully his bright singing.
He's been told that while voters hate Blair's smarminess and his faux sensitivity, they can't quite embrace a man who bears all the traits of a Scottish Presbyterian with manic depression.
His lame MPs might, of course, rediscover their backbone and decide eight and a half years of Blair's smarminess is quite enough, but I wouldn't bet on it and nor should Gordon Brown.
The service was good too, the staff efficient, friendly and completely free of the smarminess or latent hostility that Italian waiters sometimes fall prey to.
But once a year we can afford to cast aside our doubts and enter into the spirit of seductive smarminess.
Sex appeal: Appears to be growing older gracefully without the smarminess of British counterpart Kilroy.
Tensions have long existed between sensationalism and service, of course, and the public has long vacillated between condemning press smarminess and scooping up every juicy tidbit.