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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


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.



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



5. smart painfully severe

SamplesHe gave the dog a smart blow.



6. smart quick and brisk

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



7. smart capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

SamplesSmart weapons.



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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