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Adjective
Possessing intelligence and quickness of mind
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“I always knew you would be successful because you were always a smart kid.”
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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.”
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(of clothes) Fashionable or stylish
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“He decided to wear his smart blue suede shoes to the party.”
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(of dwellings, establishments or events) Fashionably or stylishly decorated
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“I have made reservations at a smart Italian restaurant for our upcoming anniversary.”
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Bitingly or humorously intelligent in nature
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“Hitchens would regularly offer smart retorts in response to arguments he deemed less than rational.”
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Showing sound judgment
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“He is where he is today because of the smart decisions he made during his youth.”
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Quick or brisk
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“We will need to ask our cab driver to travel at a smart speed so that we can get to our destination on time.”
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(rare) Forceful in nature
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“I received a smart whack to my face after walking straight into a pole.”
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(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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Clean and tidy in appearance or character
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Impudent or cheeky
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Pleasing or appealing to the senses, especially to look at
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Of or appropriate to high or respectable society
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Showing a lack of concern
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Relating to things (such as clothing) that are suggestive of poshness or class
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The best of its kind or class
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Willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
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Showing or characterized by great energy and movement
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(of a person) Charming or captivating in nature
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Worthy of or eliciting admiration
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Expressing or characterized by derision
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(of a man) Aesthetically pleasing to view or look at
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Brilliantly and excitingly clever or skilful
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Verb
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.”
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To feel emotionally upset
“Donald would smart and stew over Barry's condescending comments about him at a public function.”
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Take something the wrong way
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To feel anger without necessarily showing or expressing it
Noun
A sharp and quick pain or sting
“The smart from this vaccination jab will only be temporary.”
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