Definition of Smartness

1. Noun. A kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore.

Exact synonyms: Smart, Smarting
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Derivative terms: Smart, Smart, Smart, Smart



2. Noun. Intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty.
Exact synonyms: Brightness, Cleverness
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Derivative terms: Bright, Bright, Clever, Smart, Smart

3. Noun. Elegance by virtue of being fashionable.
Exact synonyms: Chic, Chichi, Chicness, Last Word, Modishness, Stylishness, Swank
Generic synonyms: Elegance
Specialized synonyms: Dapperness, Jauntiness, Nattiness, Rakishness
Derivative terms: Chic, Chic, Modish, Smart, Stylish, Stylish, Swanky

4. Noun. Liveliness and eagerness. "The smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"
Exact synonyms: Alacrity, Briskness
Generic synonyms: Life, Liveliness, Spirit, Sprightliness
Derivative terms: Alacritous, Brisk, Smart

Definition of Smartness

1. n. The quality or state of being smart.

Definition of Smartness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being smart. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being smart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smartness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smartness

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smarting
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smartweed
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smash-up

Literary usage of Smartness

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1. The Boy, how to Help Him Succeed: A Symposium of Successful Experiences by Nathaniel Clark Fowler (1902)
"Greatness is permanent, but smartness is of transient quality. ... Smartness is nothing more than a flash-in-the-pan. It makes a big, but quickly dying ..."

2. Society in the New Reign by George Washburn Smalley, Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1904)
"CHAPTER XII Smartness OUT OK LONDON Wider results of smartness — Its effects on the country gentleman of the old style, like those of Crockford's on his ..."

3. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"It was quite adequate for purposes of satire or argument in verse : when, that is, the metre was used only to give point and smartness to the substance of ..."

4. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"... and Contradictions of its Social and Business Life—The Smartness of the Old Californians—The Women of San Francisco—A Scandal-Making and Scandal-Loving ..."

5. The Evolution of Modern Germany by William Harbutt Dawson (1911)
"... workman—Comparison with the English workman—The difference mainly that between acquired and natural aptitudes—The neatness and smartness of the German ..."

6. Socialism from Genesis to Revelation by Franklin Monroe Sprague (1893)
"The present economy distributes the necessities, comforts, and luxuries of life to men according to their smartness ; and there are sage men who assure us ..."

7. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Lucy Bird (1894)
"Deer Valley—Lynch Law — Vigilance Committees—The Silver Spruce—Taste and Abstinence—The Whisky Fiend — Smartness—Turkey Creek Canyon—The Indian ..."

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