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  • n  excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

  • Sean Hannity said to Dick Morris during a radio smarm-athon a few weeks ago.
  • Portia de Rossi, in particular, shows that her Arrested Development wasn't just a one-off; in fact, her Veronicaall smarm and quizzical bird-like staresmay be an even better .
  • Specifically his assignment is to gather information against an erstwhile chum, a hoodlum played with menacing Southern smarm by Jerry Reed.
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  • Best Haircut: Robin Wright on House of Cards
    House of Cards is not a flawless show. There are some great moments from Kevin Spacey's direct-to-camera smarm, but there is also some truly terrible dialogue about how blogs work. Peter Russo: amazing. All the other supporting characters: less amazing. But one aspect of HoC is dazzlingly unimpeachable, and that's ... More »
    June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine

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