Definition of smarm
: smarmy language or behavior
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The building's smarm factor was reduced by a substantial degree.
But Guadagnino and Chalamet figure it out, and Call Me by Your Name becomes a coming of age film—and absolutely a coming-out film—that replaces more familiar smarm and canned lesson-learning with something deeply sincere, kind, and perceptive.
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Origin and Etymology of smarm
back-formation from smarmy
First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
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