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Synonyms for smart
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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. confuddled

    when you know things/stuff

    Submitted by rinat on August 28, 2019  

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. Donald Trump on Wednesday:

    He was cool, he was smart, he was meant to be doing what he’s doing and we’re very proud of Governor Mike Pence.

  2. Roseanne Stuart:

    I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be beautiful and should be celebrated, she is not insecure in the least bit, but I have made a point of never letting anyone be critical of her and telling her every day how amazing, funny, smart, beautiful, wonderful she is.

  3. Michele Powell:

    It made it feel like a smart move. It made it feel like a proactive move, rather than an aggressive move. It's not coming from aggression at all. It's coming from a personal desire to protect my family.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I want to congratulate Ted Cruz, he's a tough, smart competitor.

  5. Dwyane Wade:

    I could play (tomorrow) but it would not be the smart thing to do, we have a run to make after the All Star break to solidify a playoff seed.


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