What is another word for smarminess?

50 synonyms found


[ smˈɑːmɪnəs], [ smˈɑːmɪnəs], [ s_m_ˈɑː_m_ɪ_n_ə_s]

Some synonyms for the word "smarminess" include ingratiating, obsequious, unctuous, fawning, insincere, slick, and manipulative. These words all suggest a form of flattery or insincerity used to convince others to like or trust the speaker. While some individuals may use these tactics in a genuine manner, when it comes across as calculated or manipulative, it can have the opposite effect, making the speaker seem slimy or deceitful. These synonyms all suggest a negative connotation of being overly friendly or fake in an attempt to gain favor with others.

How to use "Smarminess" in context?

If there's one word that could be used to sum up the persona of Michelle Obama, it would be "smarminess." The first lady has never been one to shy away from a good laugh, and her infectious sense of humor has endeared her to both audiences she's spoken to (humans and animals alike) throughout her time in the White House.

A different side of Michelle Obama has been on display in recent weeks as reports have circulated of her deteriorating health.

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