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  1. third-person singular of smart


  1. In the context of "informal": (chiefly US) intelligence; smartness
    • 1981, Philip K. Dick, Valis, ISBN 0-553-20594-3, p. 36
    A lot can be said for the infinite mercies of God, but the smarts of a good pharmacist, when you get down to it, is worth more.
    • 2007, Fern Michaels, Free Fall, page 142
      "Guess that was a stupid question. Either you're smart or you're not. I am not book smart but I have street smarts. I think street smarts are important.

Extensive Definition

Smarts may be:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Vernunft, acuity, acuteness, adroitness, aptitude, aptness, brain, braininess, brains, brightness, brilliance, clear thinking, cleverness, conception, dexterity, discourse of reason, discursive reason, esprit, flair, genius, giftedness, gifts, gray matter, head, headpiece, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculty, intelligence, keen-wittedness, keenness, mens, mental alertness, mental capacity, mentality, mercurial mind, mind, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, power of reason, psyche, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, ratio, rationality, ready wit, reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, savvy, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, smartness, sprightly wit, talent, understanding
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