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Definition 1: a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for smart in the sense of this definition

(smart is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Definition 2: be the source of pain - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for smart in the sense of this definition

(smart is a kind of ...) have perceptible qualities

(... is a kind of smart ) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

"The sun burned his face"

(... is a kind of smart ) feel hot or painful

"My eyes are burning"

(... is a kind of smart ) have or perceive an itch

"I'm itching--the air is so dry!"

(... is a kind of smart ) feel the need to eat

(... is a kind of smart ) feel the need to drink

(... is a kind of smart ) make itself felt as a recurring pain

"My arthritis is acting up again"

(... is a kind of smart ) pulsate or pound with abnormal force

"my head is throbbing" "Her heart was throbbing"

(... is a kind of smart ) cause a sharp and sudden pain in

"The pain shot up her leg"

Definition 3: showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness - [adjective denoting all]

(smart is similar to ...) marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

"a smart businessman" "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease" "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

(smart is similar to ...) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

"a cagey lawyer" "too clever to be sound"

(smart is similar to ...) having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment

(means also ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 4: capable of independent and apparently intelligent action - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • smart weapons

(smart is similar to ...) operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

"automatic transmission" "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"

Definition 5: quick and brisk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a smart salute
  • we walked at a smart pace

(smart is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

Definition 6: improperly forward or bold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for smart in the sense of this definition

(smart is similar to ...) used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

"a forward child badly in need of discipline"

Definition 7: characterized by quickness and ease in learning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for smart in the sense of this definition

(smart is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 8: painfully severe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the dog a smart blow

(smart is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 9: elegant and stylish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • chic elegance
  • a smart new dress
  • a suit of voguish cut

Synonyms for smart in the sense of this definition

(smart is similar to ...) having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress

"a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey" "the stylish resort of Gstadd"

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