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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smart, smarting, smartness(adj)

    a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

    Synonyms:
    stylishness, last word, alacrity, chichi, chicness, smartness, brightness, cleverness, chic, smarting, swank, modishness, briskness

    Antonyms:
    thickheaded, dopy, lumpish, dim, mild, goosy, gormless, dopey, unstylish, jerky, loggerheaded, witless, cloddish, duncical, manual, blockheaded, boneheaded, goosey, soft-witted, slow, gaumless, thick, nitwitted, senseless, dull, duncish, backward, gooselike, dumb, unthinking, stupid, thick-skulled, foolish, yokel-like, unintelligent, dense, weak, wooden-headed, doltish, anserine, styleless, obtuse, fatheaded, lumpen

  2. smart(adj)

    showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

    Synonyms:
    voguish, wise, sassy, impertinent, chic, bright, saucy, overbold, fresh, impudent

    Antonyms:
    slow, blockheaded, dim, doltish, dull, mild, duncish, styleless, gaumless, stupid, dopey, backward, weak, boneheaded, gormless, cloddish, nitwitted, goosy, manual, witless, anserine, foolish, dopy, goosey, unstylish, fatheaded, unintelligent, dense, duncical, jerky, lumpen, thick, gooselike, lumpish, unthinking, loggerheaded, dumb, senseless, wooden-headed, yokel-like, thickheaded, soft-witted, thick-skulled, obtuse

  3. chic, smart, voguish(adj)

    elegant and stylish

    "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"

    Synonyms:
    trendy, voguish, wise, sassy, impertinent, chic, bright, saucy, overbold, fresh, impudent

    Antonyms:
    boneheaded, nitwitted, thick-skulled, wooden-headed, unintelligent, dumb, soft-witted, manual, obtuse, fatheaded, unthinking, lumpish, foolish, lumpen, duncish, gormless, blockheaded, styleless, gooselike, slow, stupid, gaumless, dopy, thickheaded, goosey, jerky, cloddish, goosy, senseless, yokel-like, weak, mild, backward, unstylish, loggerheaded, dull, anserine, dopey, doltish, dim, thick, duncical, dense, witless

  4. bright, smart(adj)

    characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"

    Synonyms:
    shining, promising, voguish, wise, fresh, chic, brilliant, bright, lustrous, burnished, saucy, impertinent, vivid, sassy, hopeful, undimmed, overbold, impudent, shiny

    Antonyms:
    obtuse, dim, goosey, thickheaded, unstylish, cloddish, thick-skulled, yokel-like, stupid, soft-witted, dopy, slow, witless, unintelligent, styleless, manual, lumpen, loggerheaded, boneheaded, dopey, duncical, foolish, duncish, fatheaded, blockheaded, goosy, weak, backward, dumb, lumpish, nitwitted, senseless, gormless, jerky, wooden-headed, mild, dull, thick, anserine, dense, gaumless, gooselike, doltish, unthinking

  5. fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise(adj)

    improperly forward or bold

    "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"

    Synonyms:
    invigorated, wise, flip, chic, brisk, saucy, heady, new, pert, wise(p), sassy, overbold, judicious, orthogonal, irreverent, clean, insolent, sweet, immaterial, impertinent, fresh, snotty-nosed, knowing, reinvigorated, impudent, novel, refreshing, refreshful, unused, voguish, tonic, refreshed, bracing, wise to(p), extraneous, unfermented, bright

    Antonyms:
    obtuse, unstylish, anserine, styleless, senseless, dopey, dense, backward, foolish, cloddish, gormless, boneheaded, yokel-like, unthinking, mild, wooden-headed, fatheaded, witless, dopy, dull, lumpen, stupid, dim, slow, goosey, manual, blockheaded, unintelligent, thickheaded, jerky, gaumless, gooselike, thick-skulled, duncish, dumb, loggerheaded, soft-witted, thick, doltish, weak, lumpish, duncical, goosy, nitwitted

  6. smart(adj)

    painfully severe

    "he gave the dog a smart blow"

    Synonyms:
    voguish, wise, sassy, impertinent, chic, bright, saucy, overbold, fresh, impudent

    Antonyms:
    dopey, unstylish, stupid, slow, styleless, goosy, manual, unthinking, blockheaded, lumpish, dense, wooden-headed, foolish, goosey, gormless, unintelligent, gooselike, soft-witted, dull, cloddish, senseless, thick-skulled, anserine, yokel-like, backward, mild, duncish, jerky, doltish, thickheaded, loggerheaded, lumpen, dim, fatheaded, weak, obtuse, boneheaded, nitwitted, gaumless, dopy, witless, dumb, thick, duncical

  7. smart(adj)

    quick and brisk

    "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"

    Synonyms:
    voguish, wise, sassy, impertinent, chic, bright, saucy, overbold, fresh, impudent

    Antonyms:
    goosey, thickheaded, weak, dense, obtuse, dopy, thick, dull, duncical, stupid, foolish, wooden-headed, slow, gooselike, mild, jerky, thick-skulled, senseless, goosy, gaumless, backward, yokel-like, boneheaded, soft-witted, lumpen, styleless, dim, blockheaded, unthinking, lumpish, doltish, duncish, fatheaded, nitwitted, unintelligent, loggerheaded, cloddish, witless, gormless, unstylish, anserine, manual, dopey, dumb

  8. smart(verb)

    capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

    "smart weapons"

    Synonyms:
    voguish, wise, sassy, impertinent, chic, bright, saucy, overbold, fresh, impudent

    Antonyms:
    gaumless, duncish, gormless, boneheaded, dumb, slow, styleless, jerky, thick, dopey, nitwitted, soft-witted, foolish, stupid, manual, thick-skulled, obtuse, lumpish, dopy, unstylish, backward, goosey, unthinking, yokel-like, fatheaded, cloddish, dim, witless, doltish, dull, wooden-headed, anserine, gooselike, loggerheaded, weak, goosy, mild, thickheaded, senseless, duncical, unintelligent, blockheaded, lumpen, dense

  9. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

    Synonyms:
    languish, hurt, wound, injure, yearn, bruise, offend, ache, suffer, pine, anguish, spite, pain, yen

    Antonyms:
    unstylish, lumpish, gormless, anserine, thick, duncish, witless, blockheaded, slow, thickheaded, jerky, dopey, fatheaded, unthinking, manual, dull, senseless, styleless, weak, unintelligent, dumb, lumpen, duncical, goosy, gooselike, stupid, doltish, dopy, goosey, obtuse, backward, gaumless, loggerheaded, yokel-like, dim, boneheaded, foolish, wooden-headed, nitwitted, soft-witted, mild, dense, cloddish, thick-skulled

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smart

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    able, adroit, apt, bright, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, intelligent, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, talented

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smart

    Synonyms:
    keen, pungent, piercing, quick, vigorous, sharp, severe, active, clever, brilliant, vivacious, witty, ready, spruce, brisk, fresh, dressy, showy

    Antonyms:
    dull, heavy, aching, slow, inactive, stupid, sluggish, unready, slow-minded, unwitty, dowdy, shabby, clownish

Editors Contribution

  1. brianna

    if you have the brianna symptoms you must head to the hospital!

    "i think i have the brianna cause i have all the symptoms!"

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  
  2. clever

    to understand quickly.

    he is so smart

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2020  
  3. confuddled

    when you know things/stuff

    Submitted by rinat on August 28, 2019  
  4. smot

    not smart but talk back like they inteligent

    Submitted by anonymous on December 28, 2020  
  5. tiana

    this is true because our teacher taught us it in high school

    "she is definitely a tiana"

    Submitted by Tiana.whittingham on January 11, 2021  
  6. tiana

    this is true because our teacher taught us it in high school

    "she is definitely a tiana"

    Submitted by Tiana.whittingham on January 11, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smart(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pungent or sharp pain, lancinating pain

  2. smart(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    feel sharp pain

  3. smart(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    suffer, be punished

  4. smart(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, stinging, keen, severe, poignant, pungent

  5. smart(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vigorous, forcible, effective, energetic

  6. smart(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lively, brisk, vivacious, agile, nimble, quick, alert, spry, active, stirring, prompt, ready, sprightly, spirited, dapper

  7. smart(a.)

    Synonyms:
    expert, dexterous, clever

  8. smart(a.)

    Synonyms:
    witty, acute, apt

  9. smart(a.)

    Synonyms:
    spruce, trim, nicely or showily dressed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. smart(a)

    Synonyms:
    acute, bright, clever, apt, brilliant, gifted, talented, precocious, vigorous, energetic, forcible, fashionable, pretentious, trim, elegant, fresh, smacking, brisk, agile, nimble, lively, pungent, poignant, intense, keen

    Antonyms:
    dull, inapt, dowdy, tawdry

  2. smart(v)

    Synonyms:
    sting, prick, suffer

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SMaRT

    Synonyms:
    Spliceosome-mediated RNA trans-splicing

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How to use smart in a sentence?

  1. Antonis Polemitis:

    A lot of people will take that bet with 1 percent of their assets, a 1 percent loss does not change anyone's life in any way. If it goes up 10 times, then you get to feel very smart.

  2. Melania Trump:

    I know him. I know he will be tough and smart and he’s quick on his feet, in his mind he’s very quick. I just think, ‘Do well. Be who you are,’.

  3. Dusty Kleiss:

    She was three times as smart as me, that's for sure.

  4. Anna Zafesova:

    Not only because its one of very few sources of free information about corruption and the abuse of power in Putins Russia, but also because its a sign that Navalny is not just a famous media person, he has dozens of young women and men perfectly capable of carrying on his investigative work. Maybe they are less charismatic than he, but they are proof that the Russian opposition is not only virtual and cannot be silenced with the poisoning of its leader. POISONED KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY OUT OF COMA AND RESPONSIVE: GERMAN HOSPITAL Navalnys spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh and fellow team member Georgi Alburov front the Tatarstan film, and said they were followed and harassed while shooting by men who blocked their paths with quad bikes or lurked nearby. Some dramatic images along those lines appear in the film.Yarmysh talks about how Tatarstan was supposed to be one of Navalnys stops on his late summer swing through Russian regions ahead of elections. Navalny was lobbying forSmart Voting. He argued that ifhe and people like him couldnt run in elections in Russia, the next best thing wasto simply vote for a candidate who is not from the same party as President Vladimir Putin, United Russia. Navalnyfamously called it the party of crooks and thieves and wantedto chip away at its monopoly on power howeverpossible.He believes Smart Voting can eventually dislodge it from power. GERMANY SUGGESTS HALT TO RUSSIA PIPELINE PROJECT, SEEKS COOPERATION WITH NAVALNY POISONING INVESTIGATION In the documentary from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Navalnys team keeps up his stylistic pace with drone video of what itidentifiesas the palatial homes of the regional president and his family, punctuated withvideoof the vast collection of fancy watches from Patek Phillipe to Breguet worn byleaderRustam Minnikhanov. Even if you dont understand Russian, it is compelling TV, Zafesova said. Navalnys investigations have evolved over the years from merely facts and analysis on his blog to full-scale movies.He invented a whole new way to oppose power, a mix of media and politics which is very important in a censored media environment like Russia and fills the void of free media as well as free debate and an independent judicial system.Navalnys videos are funny, clever, precise and shocking, not just angry denunciations of the wrongdoings of government.

  5. Eric Burkett:

    This is our forever home, Eric Burkett said, holding back tears as Eric Burkett six year old son Lochlen patted his arm. There's a master bathroom that is completely accessible. There are adaptive showers so that Eric Burkett can bathe Eric Burkett and self-lowering shelves in the state-of-the-art kitchen, so that now Eric Burkett can cook again for Eric Burkett family. The idea of getting up and moving around freely without thinking about logistics. Should I use a chair ? Should I use crutches ? All that's gone, Eric Burkett said. Pointing to the wall of Eric Burkett new home outside Pittsburgh, this Marine has a few reminders from Flag Day that Eric Burkett life changed on a training mission in Morocco. That is actually of one of the prop rotors of the V-22 that crashed. On the back of that, I don't know how many Marines signed that, Eric Burkett said. The foundation started by actor Gary Sinise, best known for Gary Sinise role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, is trying to build 10 to 12 homes per year for severely injured veterans and first responders. It will hand over the keys to its 50th smart home this August. Donations from Home Depot, JC Penny, GE, Benjamin Moore and the Semper Fi Fund among others made Home Depot possible. Fox News first told the Burketts' story in 2014 while The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' family were recovering at Walter Reed. The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' wife were raising their four children at the time in a set of tiny rooms at the hospital. They have since given birth to twins, Nolynn and Roawyn, who are now 18 months old. A master archer, Eric Burkett began competing as a Paralympian in an effort to begin to heal after the crash. I hate shooting from a wheelchair. A lot of guys don't mind it because you're a little bit lower, you don't have to worry about this instability of your legs.


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