how to pronounce smugness


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smugness is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of smugness in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of his natural smugness smugness right …”

meanings of smugness


  1. The result or product of being smug.
  2. The state or quality of being smug.

smugness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word smugness occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics smugness can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that smugness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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