right smart

adjective

Definition of right smart

 (Entry 1 of 3)

chiefly Midland
: considerable, large a right smart distance

right smart

noun

Definition of right smart (Entry 2 of 3)

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

right smart

adverb

Definition of right smart (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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“Right smart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20smart. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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