SMUGLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SMUGLY
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smug
 a.  studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly or conceitedly smart; self-satisfied in any respect
Classic Sentence:
1  But, if you went on too long, you got to be an old maid like India Wilkes and everyone said "poor thing" in that smug hateful way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  As always after her secret readings, a feeling of smug satisfaction enveloped her, for she felt certain that Ashley still loved her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  But her self-control was severely tested many times, because of the personal questions they asked and because of the smug and condescending attitude they displayed toward all things Southern.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  A square smug brown house, rather damp.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
5  The clatter was a relief to Carol after months of smug houses.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  This smug in-between town, which had exchanged "Money Musk" for phonographs grinding out ragtime, it was neither the heroic old nor the sophisticated new.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence:
1  Although Jack was smug and puffed up with conceit, he was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in witty turns of phrase.
2  I was called smug and haughty for simply not following this personal soap opera.
3  Now don't get smug just because you've won a couple of games.