What is another word for smugness?

160 synonyms found


[ smˈʌɡnəs], [ smˈʌɡnəs], [ s_m_ˈʌ_ɡ_n_ə_s]

Synonyms for Smugness:

How to use "Smugness" in context?

"smugness" is an attitude of superiority and self-satisfaction, often manifested in a feeling of superiority over others. People who are smug are usually more likely to be self-righteous, think they know better than others, and be uncooperative. Smug people may also be less forgiving and less likely to apologize.

Smugness is often exhibited in defiance of prevailing norms. For example, a smug person who is wealthy might behave disdainfully or arrogantly towards those who are not.

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