smarmy


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smarmy

(ˈsmɑrmi)
mod. insincere and obsequious. He’s obnoxious but brazen rather than smarmy.
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Ritalin poster child Jamie Cullum and smarmy Harry Connick Jr.
Each generation is smarmy about its contributions and churlish about the young.
Her soul mate Trout is too shy to pursue her, so she agrees to be his smarmy brother's date instead.
Boteach, the sometimes smarmy author of Kosher Sex and spiritual adviser to celebrities, emerged as one of the sanest and most dignified figures in this particular debate.
Smarmy favourite Jeremy Edwards has drifted from 2-1 to 5-2 to triumph, with second and third-favourites Kenzie and Bez cut.
Whatever,he makes a refreshing change to the smarmy Beckhams and self-fancying David Jameses.
To Fair Rosamund's victimized complaint of her shamed confinement, King Henry answers nothing more sensitive than a smarmy "old kings suffer too.
Original Pirate Material is chock full of bitter resentment, smarmy put-downs, and hell raising, another expression of that fathomless well of despair that has wrought such acts as the Sex Pistols, The Clash, the Specials, UB40, and Chumbawumba--all bristling with unchained fury at the nation's seemingly endless economic woes, which in their little corner of the isle become very, very personal.
And in many cases, we really can identify with the smarmy star of the BBC sitcom - the manager of a paper supplies company who reckons his staff love him .
In fact, they were quick to jump on every smarmy story leaked by the right about the Clinton administration's exit--yet virtually failed to report any of the Bush administration's apologies over and retractions of lies and errors--for example, the supposed looting of Air Force One by Clinton staffers which proved to be false.
Imagine, for instance, what a dreadful piece of smarmy pastiche would have emerged in Britain, even if the idea had been countenanced in the first place.
Get them wrong and a smarmy message pops up saying "you're obviously a very talented person but Asda may not be the right place for you.
In a twofer of particularly smarmy proportions, Bush cronies made a mockery of campaign finance reform by shelling out $2.
Summer's here, it's time to send everyone a smarmy "Wish You Were Here" postcard--but first you have to hit a prime vacation spot.