smartness

Definitions

  • Smart Girl to keen motorist
    Smart Girl to keen motorist
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smartness liveliness and eagerness "he accepted with alacrity","the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"
    • n smartness elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    • n smartness intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    • n smartness a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy."—Erica Jong
    • n Smartness The quality or state of being smart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Studies have shown that pigs are one of the more intelligent animals, surprisingly. They come a close second only to primates. They are so smart, in fact, that they can be trained to do tricks like a dog.
    • n smartness The character of being smart, in any sense.
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Quotations

  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher
    “I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.”
  • Frank M. Garafola
    Frank M. Garafola
    “The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.”
  • James Randi
    James Randi
    “People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.”
  • Solomon Short
    Solomon Short
    “Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You think you are clever until you find out how smart you are”
  • Louis B Mayer
    Louis B Mayer
    “Be smart, but never show it.”

Idioms

Smart Alec - A smart Alec is a conceited person who likes to show off how clever and knowledgeable they are.
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Smart as a whip - A person who is smart as a whip is very clever.
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Usage

In literature:

Roger came forward smartly and shook hands with a smile.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
Some of our readers have read an account of his previous exploits and know what a smart chap he is.
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
A smart, cold breeze gushed out of the north-west.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Turn aroun' an' git out o' here right smart!
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
She thought it all a rather smart game, and not at all serious.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
But Jed had been smart.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
I reckin I did spend a right smart then.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Out with the boat, my hearties; and be smart about it!
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
Now off you go, and be as smart as you can.
"Under the Meteor Flag" by Harry Collingwood
You're smart, you're hard, and you got a good mind.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
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In poetry:

"Their sins I'll visit with the rod
And make their folly smart;
But I'll not cease to be their God,
Nor from my truth depart.
"Psalm 89 part 5" by Isaac Watts
Thy jealous unbelieving heart
Still droops, and knows not why;
Then prove thyself to ease thy smart,
Thy Husband bids the try.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
When they are sick his soul complains,
And seems to feel the smart;
The spirit of the gospel reigns,
And melts his pious heart.
"Psalm XXXV: Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God" by Isaac Watts
To please themselves they oft chastise,
And put their sons to pain;
But you are precious in my eyes,
And shall not smart in vain.
"Love-Tokens" by John Newton
And vain are the efforts of wit
To make me experience a smart ;
My brain for a moment is smit,
But I find not a sting in my heart.
"The Search After Love" by Laura Sophia Temple
Those that like the smart of Love,
In them let it freely move:
Els though his delights are pretty,
Doe not dwell in them for pitty.
"75" by Mary Wroth

In news:

A Smart, Dark Thriller From Scandinavia.
Now the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker has come up with what could be a smart way to manage part of that swelling cash pile.
Smart and savvy guests could go home with bags full of FREE stuff, and deep discounts including.
The adoption of mobile devices in the workplace has outstripped the ability of smart phones and tablets to support basic security features needed in trusted enterprise tools.
Smart home design in the Berkshires .
CBS Films has signed Leslie Bibb , Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart for "7500," its thriller directed by Takashi Shimizu ("The Grudge").
At the onset of the Billabong Pro Rio the smart money would have been on Gabriel Medina.
Staying smart about end-of-year healthcare.
Ha ha, I thought, smart-ass audiophile that I was, they're gonna wait for a long time— that's never gonna happen.
My post two days ago on the links between depression and creativity sparked some smart comments.
Use this unique QR (Quick Response) code with your smart device.
Court TV was smart to step outside the courtroom.
Homeowners embarking on the construction of a custom home or a remodeling project are often inundated with pitches for "smart" technology — from "smart" wiring to "smart" appliances.
INTERVIEWS The Hives' Howlin' Pelle Almqvist Has Smart Answers to Our Smart-Ass Questions.
SMART Technologies Inc.'s Rear Projection SMART Board 4000i.
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In science:

Therefore, the smart agents can gain profits from producers in the regime ∆2 (µ) − 1 > Ns .
Global Optimization of Minority Game by Smart Agents
Secondly, let’s consider the case in which the noise traders and smart agents are present.
Global Optimization of Minority Game by Smart Agents
Assume that there are Nn noise traders and Ns smart agents with Nn + Ns an odd integer.
Global Optimization of Minority Game by Smart Agents
Apparently, the smart agents perform much better than the noise traders do.
Global Optimization of Minority Game by Smart Agents
At last, We have studied the case in which the conventional agents, who take the actions based on the original minority game model, and smart agents are present.
Global Optimization of Minority Game by Smart Agents
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