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smart

smart

 
 
pronunciation:
smart
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: smarter, smartest
definition 1: clever; intelligent.
The smart boy taught himself how to read.
synonyms:
apt, bright, clever, intelligent, sharp
antonyms:
dull, dumb, stupid
similar words:
alert, brilliant, ingenious, sage, wise
definition 2: of the latest fashion.
She came to work wearing a smart outfit.
similar words:
attractive, elegant
definition 3: showing no respect; rude.
Our teacher will have no smart talk in class.
synonyms:
impertinent, impudent, rude
antonyms:
polite, respectful
definition 4: active or quick.
We set off at a smart pace.
synonyms:
brisk, lively
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
energetic
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: smarted, smarting, smarts
definition 1: to cause or feel sharp but not serious pain.
That paper cut smarts.His eyes smarted in the harsh wind.
synonyms:
hurt, sting
similar words:
ache, burn
definition 2: to be upset.
He still smarted from her insults.
synonyms:
hurt, sting
similar words:
wince
derivations: smartingly (adv.), smartly (adv.), smartness (n.)
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