right smart

1 of 3


chiefly Midland
: considerable, large
a right smart distance

right smart

2 of 3


South & Midland
: a large amount, number, or quantity : a good deal
suffered a right smart with a misery in his sideElizabeth M. Roberts
she'll leave him a right smart when she passes onLonnie Coleman

right smart

3 of 3


South & Midland
: considerably, very
the hill there … is right smart steeper than the side we were onAlder Jernigan

Word History



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“Right smart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20smart. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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