Synonyms of smart in English:

smart


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adjective

1‘you look very smart’

SYNONYMS

well dressed, well turned out, fashionably dressed, fashionable, stylish, chic, modish, elegant, neat, besuited, spruce, trim, dapper, debonair

shiny, gleaming, bright, spotless, clean, spick and span

soigné

informal snazzy, natty, snappy, sharp, nifty, cool, with it

North American informal kicking, kicky, tony, fly, spiffy, sassy, stylin'

US informal on fleek

dated as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox

British informal, dated swagger

archaic trig

ANTONYMS

scruffy

2‘a smart restaurant’

SYNONYMS

fashionable, stylish, high-class, exclusive, chic, fancy

British upmarket

North American high-toned

informal trendy, posh, ritzy, plush, plushy, classy, swanky, glitzy, fancy-pants

British informal swish

North American informal swank, tony

US informal dicty

South African informal larney

derogatory chichi

ANTONYMS

unfashionable, downmarket

3‘Joey will know what to do—he's the smart one’

SYNONYMS

clever, bright, intelligent, sharp, sharp-witted, quick-witted, nimble-witted, shrewd, astute, acute, apt, able

well educated, well read

perceptive, percipient, discerning

brainy, savvy, streetwise, on the ball, quick on the uptake, genius

North American whip-smart

ANTONYMS

stupid

4‘he set off at a smart pace’

SYNONYMS

brisk, quick, fast, rapid, swift, lively, spanking, energetic, spirited, vigorous, jaunty

informal snappy, cracking, rattling

ANTONYMS

slow

5‘he gave the animal a smart blow on the snout’

SYNONYMS

sharp, severe, forceful, violent

painful

ANTONYMS

gentle


verb

1‘her eyes were smarting from the smoke’

SYNONYMS

sting, burn, tingle, prickle

hurt, ache

2‘she had smarted at Jenny's accusations’

SYNONYMS

feel annoyed, feel upset, feel offended, take offence, feel aggrieved, feel indignant, feel put out, feel hurt, feel wounded, feel resentful


Phrases

    look smart

      ‘come up here and look smart about it!’

      SYNONYMS

      be quick, hurry up, speed up

      informal

      make it snappy, get cracking, get moving, step on it, step on the gas, rattle one's dags

      informal

      get one's skates on, stir one's stumps

      North American informal

      get a wiggle on

      South African informal

      put foot