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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smart, smarting, smartnessadjective

    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. smartadjective

    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, voguishadjective

    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, smartadjective

    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, wiseadjective

    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. smartadjective

    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. smartadjective

    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. smartverb

    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, hurtverb

    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

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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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smartnoun

    Synonyms:
    pungent or sharp pain, lancinating pain

  2. smartverb

    Synonyms:
    feel sharp pain

  3. smartverb

    Synonyms:
    suffer, be punished

  4. smartadjective

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

  5. smartadjective

    Synonyms:
    vigorous, forcible, effective, energetic

  6. smartadjective

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

  7. smartadjective

    Synonyms:
    expert, dexterous, clever

  8. smartadjective

    Synonyms:
    witty, acute, apt

  9. smartadjective

    Synonyms:
    spruce, trim, nicely or showily dressed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. smartadjective

    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. smartverb

    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. Michael Mao:

    If Beijing wants to adjust the April data to sweeten trade talks, it won't work for obvious reasons, if the official data and shipping data don't match, analysts are smart enough to tell that authorities massaged official data.

  2. Donald Trump:

    But free trade's only good if you have smart representatives.

  3. Steve Bitterman:

    Providing this service free is smart for everyone, they help me with ideas and they get a loyal client.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    That is just not the smart move to make here.

  5. Robert Parker:

    I think they have to go 30 percent down in prices, the Bordelais have been slow to realize it's a global marketplace now ... I think they have to be real smart and look at the big picture when they price this new vintage.


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