adjective, smug·ger, smug·gest.
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It happened when, having become smugly satisfied with my rendering of Mickey Mouse, I turned to Donald Duck.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists|Malcolm Jones|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Detective smugly retorts, “You were saying something about procedures?”Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So says Thomas Hobbes, whose definition of all laughter illuminates those moments when we smugly parade past the shrunken giants.GOP Primaries Provide a Feast for Our Schadenfreude Appetite|Eric G. Wilson|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I cannot drive away smugly from these gates with the simple feelings of a woman who has been paying a mere visit—I cannot!The Gay Lord Quex|Arthur W. Pinero
Done nothing but succeed smugly in keeping myself in comfort outside the modern economic treadmill!The Squirrel-Cage|Dorothy Canfield
He was feeling extremely gentle toward Nina those days and rather smugly virtuous.The Breaking Point|Mary Roberts Rinehart
The cook drew himself up in a smugly humble fashion, a deprecating smirk on his face.The Sea-Wolf|Jack London
They smugly argue from the known to the unknown on entirely false premises.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)