Synonyms for smart

Synonyms for (noun) smart

Synonyms: smart, smarting, smartness

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

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension

Synonyms for (verb) smart

Synonyms: hurt, ache, smart

Definition: be the source of pain

Similar words: cause to be perceived

Definition: have perceptible qualities

Synonyms for (adjective) smart

Synonyms: smart

Definition: capable of independent and apparently intelligent action

Usage: smart weapons

Similar words: automatic

Definition: operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

Usage: automatic transmission; a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts


Synonyms: overbold, smart, sassy, saucy, wise, impertinent, impudent, fresh

Definition: improperly forward or bold

Usage: 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!

Similar words: forward

Definition: used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

Usage: a forward child badly in need of discipline


Synonyms: smart

Definition: showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

Similar words: sharp, shrewd, astute

Definition: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

Usage: 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


Similar words: clever, cagey, cagy, canny

Definition: showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

Usage: a cagey lawyer; too clever to be sound


Similar words: with-it, street smart, streetwise

Definition: having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment


Synonyms: chic, smart, voguish

Definition: elegant and stylish

Usage: chic elegance; a smart new dress; a suit of voguish cut

Similar words: fashionable, stylish

Definition: having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress

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


Synonyms: smart

Definition: quick and brisk

Usage: I gave him a smart salute; we walked at a smart pace

Similar words: fast

Definition: acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

Usage: fast film; on the fast track in school; set a fast pace; a fast car


Synonyms: bright, smart

Definition: characterized by quickness and ease in learning

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

Similar words: intelligent

Definition: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

Usage: is there intelligent life in the universe?; an intelligent question


Synonyms: smart

Definition: painfully severe

Usage: he gave the dog a smart blow

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense