Synonyms of smart in English:

smart


See US English definition of smart

See UK English definition of smart

See Spanish definition of elegante

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
South African informal larney
derogatory chi-chi
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
informal brainy, savvy, streetwise, on the ball, quick on the uptake, genius
North American informal 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
    British informal get one's skates on, stir one's stumps
    North American informal get a wiggle on
    South African informal put foot