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Negative NuancePlay
Smug often implies a negative judgment about someone's self-satisfaction. SlideHis smug attitude after the promotion didn't win him any friends.
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Non-Verbal CuesPlay
Smugness is frequently conveyed through non-verbal expressions, such as a smirk. SlideA smug grin spread across his face as he revealed the secret.
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Often PejorativePlay
'Smug' usually describes someone's annoying level of self-satisfaction and is rarely a compliment. SlideShe gave a smug reply to their concerns, not realizing she was being insensitive.