What is the meaning of Swarmy?
Adjective. swarmy (comparative swarmier, superlative swarmiest) Of bees: inclined to swarm. quotations ▼ Swarming with people or activity; teeming.
What does smarmy person mean?
Definition of smarmy 1 : revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, or false earnestness a tone of smarmy self-satisfaction — New Yorker. 2 : of low sleazy taste or quality smarmy eroticism.
What does smarmy mean in a sentence?
/ˈsmɑː.mi/ extremely polite or helpful or showing a lot of respect in a way that is annoying or does not seem sincere: She was trying to be friendly, but she just seemed smarmy and insincere.
What is unctuous person?
Definition of unctuous 1 : having, revealing, or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality. 2a : fatty, oily.
What is another word for smarmy?
In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for smarmy, like: unctuous, buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, soapy, gormless, talentless, foul-mouthed, mouthy and boorish.
Is smarmy an insult?
If you describe someone as smarmy, you dislike them because they are unpleasantly polite and flattering, usually because they want you to like them or to do something for them. Rick is slightly smarmy and eager to impress.
Where does smarmy come from?
smarm + -y Apparently coined by “B.R.L., of Brighton” with sense “saying treacly things which do not sound genuine” in a competition for neologisms in The Academy (London) published on 14 January 1899.
How do you use smarmy in a sentence?
He’s smarmy , he’s immature and he’s just plain mean. You can choose to be nice or smarmy (sarcastic). Portillo is too smarmy for me, I quite like Gordon Brown. The worst examples bring to mind images of a smarmy lady’s man in a bad suit working his “magic” at the bar.
What is vacuousness?
1 : emptied of or lacking content. 2 : marked by lack of ideas or intelligence : stupid, inane a vacuous mind a vacuous movie.
What is a antonym for smarmy?
Antonyms. sincere nonfat real insincerity true honest genuine. fulsome buttery insincere oily oleaginous. smarmy (English)
What is another word for smug?
Synonyms & Antonyms of smug
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