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smart

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 4)

1 being strikingly neat and trim in style or appearance
  • dressed in their smart new uniforms, the cadets proudly paraded around the grounds of the military school

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4 making light of something usually regarded as serious or sacred
  • just joked and made smart comments during the ceremony

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6 having or showing quickness of mind
  • a smart child who will do well in school

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7 having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience
  • a novelist who got much of the material for his works by hanging out with the smart set

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smart

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of smart (Entry 2 of 4)

1 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body
  • the toddler was whining over the smart from the cut

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smart

verb

Synonyms of smart (Entry 3 of 4)

to feel or cause physical pain
  • the injection only smarted for a moment

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smart

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of smart (Entry 4 of 4)

as in smartly, sharply

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The first known use of smart was before the 12th century

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“Smart.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smart. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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