Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

smug

view main entry for smugadjective showing disapproval  /smʌɡ/ 
Previous and next
British English pronunciation: smugClick to listen to the pronunciation of smug

derived words

smugly

adverb

smugness

noun [uncountable]
smugness noun [uncountable]The belief that you are better than other people: pride, arrogance, self-importance, superiority, condescension, egotism, snobbery, vanity, narcissism, ego trip

Open Dictionary

endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog