♦♦♦smarter, smartest, smarts, smarting, smarted1) ADJ-GRADED Smart people and things are pleasantly neat and clean in appearance. [mainly BRIT]
He was smart and well groomed but not good looking...
I was dressed in a smart navy blue suit.
...smart new offices.Syn:Derived words:smartly ADV-GRADED ADV with v
He dressed very smartly which was important in those days.
...a smartly-painted door.smartness N-UNCOUNT
The jumper strikes the perfect balance between comfort and smartness.2) ADJ-GRADED You can describe someone who is clever as smart.→ See also , street smart
He thinks he's smarter than Sarah is...
Buying expensive furniture is not necessarily the smartest move to make.Syn:3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A smart place or event is connected with wealthy and fashionable people.
...smart London dinner parties.
...a smart residential district.4) ADJ: ADJ n Smart bombs and weapons are guided by computers and lasers so that they hit their targets accurately.5) VERB If a part of your body or a wound smarts, you feel a sharp stinging pain in it.
My eyes smarted from the smoke.Syn:6) VERB: usu cont If you are smarting from something such as criticism or failure, you feel upset about it. [JOURNALISM]
[V from n] The Americans were still smarting from their defeat in the Vietnam War...
[V prep] He is still smarting over criticism of his victorious but clumsy performance.7) PHRASE The smart set is a group of fashionable and wealthy people. [JOURNALISM]
...Spago, favourite eating place of the Los Angeles smart set.
English dictionary. 2008.