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Irritating on account of behaving as if one knows everything:‘smart-arsed corporate lawyers’‘a smart-arsed remark’
impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, forward, pert, bold, bold as brass, brazen, brazen-faced, shameless, audacious, overfamiliar, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, unmannerly, mannerless, rude, insultingView synonyms
- ‘My smart-arsed response to this questioning is often met with absolute scorn.’
- ‘I just wanted to be the smart-assed sidekick.’
- ‘The dialogue is a little quippy and smart-arsed right now, but I'm sure it will settle down as we get to know the various characters.’
- ‘She's sharp and smart-assed, pouty, and as melodramatic as an opera diva.’
- ‘He called me a smart-assed college kid, because I didn't listen to him.’
- ‘For a moment, just a fleeting moment I was about to holler some smart-assed comment at Terry again and wait for his response.’
- ‘It was supposed to be a light-hearted warning to "smart-arsed urbanites", tempted by the idea of escaping the rat race.’
- ‘No smart-arsed academic can tell me what to do.’
- ‘It has become natural to fire off a smart-arsed reply instead of stopping for five minutes to consider the possibilities.’
- ‘Stephanie is a charming, smart-assed, hilarious character who manages to somehow fall into a job working for her cousin Vinnie as a bounty hunter.’
- ‘Beattie always has to inject his own smart-arsed remarks somewhere.’
- ‘Generally, Richard's visits were peppered with smart-assed comments and unyielding teasing.’
- ‘I was growing more and more isolated and estranged every day, surrounded by smart-arsed, hard drinking ironists.’
- ‘I insisted, like any smart-assed grad student, that rote memorization was the death of cognitive liberty.’
- ‘A smart-arsed techie saw fit to ignore the software giant's security policy.’
- ‘If you didn't keep making smart-arsed lame comments and unsubstantiated allegations, no-one would bother you, or even acknowledge your existence.’
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