adj (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 (neat, stylish) [appearance/dress/shoes] elegante you're looking very smart today hoy estás muy elegante they have a really smart house tienen una casa muy bien puesta his room looks very smart su habitación está muy bien (arreglada)More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (chic) [hotel/neighborhood] elegante, fino the smart set la gente bien, la gente de buen tono
- The man is described as being of smart appearance, 5ft 11 in, of slim to medium build, with short, brown hair brushed forward.
- But the burglars have often been described as in their late teens or early 20s, of smart appearance and well spoken with a local accent.
- Charlotte de Rosnay - who lived near Miss Dando - said the man's overall appearance was smart.
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- Feathering should be trimmed every few months, both to give the dog a smart appearance and to repel the grime that seems to accumulate there.
- The new car has the appeal of fresh looks and a smart interior.
- The local pub has just won Fuller's Pub of the Year competition, for the quality of its ales, smart appearance, ambient atmosphere and good food.
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- Bacon's not-quite-leading-male good looks are complemented with nondescript, reasonably smart clothes and a neat haircut.
- There came to the door, very late one evening a very shy, middle-aged man, very neat, smart suit, shirt and tie - he had just been thrown out of the family home where enough had been enough.
- The female who turns up wearing neat, smart clothing with well-groomed hair, fingernails and make-up?
- Ayrshire - the birthplace of our national bard and producer of possibly the best bacon in Scotland - is coming into its own as a startlingly smart place to live.
- I have been to a very smart place called Century on Shaftesbury Ave.
- You can have lots of ugly old photo frames, with masses of pics of yourself in smart places or with famous people.
- 2 (clever, shrewd) [businessman/child] listo, vivo; [answer/comment] inteligente, agudo; [trick] hábil she's made some very smart business moves ha hecho algunas operaciones muy inteligentes or acertadas he's just a smart talker [pejorative/peyorativo] lo que tiene es mucha labia he's a bit too smart if you ask me para mí se pasa de listo to get smart espabilar(se), despabilar(se), avivarse (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar], apiolarse (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] don't get smart with me! ¡no te hagas el vivo or el listo conmigo!More example sentences
- He's really, really smart - intellectually curious, thoughtful, creative, you name it.
- The sad part is that the present head and deputy head of the nation are by far the most intelligent and smart pair of leaders we have had for a long period of time.
- I would just like to say that I think Owen's a very smart and intelligent kind of gentleman.
- 3 3.1 (brisk, prompt) [pace] rápido 3.2 (forceful) [blow/rap/tap] seco, fuerteMore example sentences
- We galloped out of Vals at a smart pace and made the 124 Km quite easily in the prescribed 2 1/2 hours.
- In the first place, we must accept that the purely biographical narratives are compressed accounts: they are stories, and they are stories which march at a smart pace.
- They were wondering why the PM shut the MP up quick smart when he said something similar to what they're thinking.
- 4 [Electronics/Electrónica] (automated) [machine/terminal] inteligente, domóticoMore example sentences
- Alexa is a smart computer system capable of hearing and responding to the human voice.
- Just like in all the science fiction scenarios in which the machines take over and do all sort sorts of nasty things, a truly smart machine will be capable of being a truly evil machine.
- Their suit accused gun makers of ignoring safety devices and smart gun technology that would prevent unauthorized shooters like Myles' killer.
- 1.1 (sting) [eyes] escocer*, picar*, arder; [wound] escocer*, arder (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) the memory of her words still smarted sus palabras le seguían doliendo or lo seguían mortificandoMore example sentences1.2 (be distressed) to smart
- A nervous-looking soldier had given her the wound, and she smarted at the pain it was causing her.
- Tamara, still smarting with pain, just cried as Penelope walked out of the house in jealous rage and did not return.
- Her eyes actually smarted with pain as she looked at it and Jade realized she had not felt the sun on her back for at least three days.
fromsth resentirse* dealgo they're still smarting from their defeat in the elections todavía se resienten de su derrota electoralto smart understh she smarted under his cruel irony su ironía hiriente la hacía sufrirMore example sentences
- The Audit Commission has extended an olive branch to the Council chiefs who are still smarting after the authority was branded ‘weak.’
- Clarets chief Cotterill was smarting after seeing referee Colin Webster ignore his side's appeals for two late spot kicks after Ian Moore had already missed a late penalty.
- This was on top of the fact that at that time he was smarting from various other frustrations with Singapore and perhaps some of the other ASEAN members.