smug ADJECTIVE (smugger, smuggest) irritatingly pleased with oneself; self-satisfied.
DERIVATIVES smugly adverb smugness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «neat, spruce»; from Low German smuk 'pretty' .

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