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Possessing intelligence and a quickness of mind
“I always knew you would be successful because you were always a smart kid.”
Dressed in a stylish or presentable manner
“Please make sure you get a good suit so you can look smart for your sister's wedding.”
(of clothes) Fashionable or stylish
“He decided to wear his smart blue suede shoes to the party.”
(of dwellings, establishments or events) Fashionably or stylishly decorated
“I have made reservations at a smart Italian restaurant for our upcoming anniversary.”
Bitingly or humorously intelligent in nature
“Hitchens would regularly offer smart retorts in response to arguments he deemed less than rational.”
Showing sound judgment
“He is where he is today because of the smart decisions he made during his youth.”
To feel physical pain, usually a sharp or stinging sensation
“Nigella's hand would smart for hours after she accidentally grabbed the hot pan from out of the oven without using a mitt.”
To feel emotionally upset
“Donald would smart and stew over Barry's condescending comments about him at a public function.”
A sharp and quick pain or sting
“The smart from this vaccination jab will only be temporary.”
Quick or brisk
“We will need to ask our cab driver to travel at a smart speed so that we can get to our destination on time.”
(rare) Forceful in nature
“I received a smart whack to my face after walking straight into a pole.”
(rare) Having a refined knowledge of the world
“They considered themselves to be among a select and smart group of individuals who had traveled the world.”
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