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English adjective: smart

1. smart showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness


Similarastute, cagey, cagy, canny, clever, sharp, shrewd, street smart, streetwise, with-it


See alsointelligent


Antonymsstupid

2. smart elegant and stylish


SamplesChic elegance.
A smart new dress.
A suit of voguish cut.


Synonymschic, voguish


Similarfashionable, stylish


Antonymsstyleless, unstylish

3. smart characterized by quickness and ease in learning


SamplesSome children are brighter in one subject than another.
Smart children talk earlier than the average.


Synonymsbright


Similarintelligent


Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

4. smart improperly forward or bold


SamplesDon't be fresh with me.
Impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup.
An impudent boy given to insulting strangers.
Don't get wise with me!.


Synonymsfresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, wise


Similarforward


Antonymsbackward

5. smart painfully severe


SamplesHe gave the dog a smart blow.


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

6. smart quick and brisk


SamplesI gave him a smart salute.
We walked at a smart pace.


Similarfast


Antonymsslow

7. smart capable of independent and apparently intelligent action


SamplesSmart weapons.


Similarautomatic


Antonymsmanual


English noun: smart

1. smart (state) a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore


Synonymssmarting, smartness


Broader (hypernym)hurting, pain


English verb: smart

1. smart (perception) be the source of pain


ExamplesDid his feet smart?


Synonymsache, hurt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s


Broader (hypernym)cause to be perceived


Narrower (hyponym)act up, bite, burn, burn, hunger, itch, shoot, sting, thirst, throb









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