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right smart

adjective

Definition of right smart

chiefly Midland
: considerable, large
  • a right smart distance

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Origin and Etymology of right smart

3right + smart


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right smart

noun

Definition of right smart

South & Midland
: a large amount, number, or quantity : a good deal
  • suffered a right smart with a misery in his side
  • —Elizabeth M. Roberts
  • she'll leave him a right smart when she passes on
  • —Lonnie Coleman

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right smart

adverb

Definition of right smart

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

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