verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
adjective, smart·er, smart·est.
Origin of smart
SYNONYMS FOR smart
Examples from the Web for smarting
Still fearful and smarting from the pain, I arrived on time and was led to chair in his office.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think we were smarting a bit at the criticism,” he told me.‘Still Positive’ Shows Why ‘Homeland’ Hasn’t Jumped the Shark (Yet)|Andrew Romano|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I think we were smarting a bit at the criticism ... We knew we had to plot a new course for the show.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Romney is smarting from attacks over his time as the head of Bain Capital, the Boston private-equity firm he founded.
Every now and then the hard, wiry line slipped off the nippers and sawed across his smarting fingers or palms.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
My eyes were smarting from the smoke of the last shot, and my cheek stung where the burnt powder had struck my face.The House of a Thousand Candles|Meredith Nicholson
As he rode the mirk of the smoke became denser, until his eyes were smarting and his lungs choking.Colonial Born|G. Firth Scott
And far away over those trees was Newbury, smarting under the blow she had given him—suffering—suffering.The Coryston Family|Mrs. Humphry Ward
So Berlioz started for Italy, smarting with rage and pain, as if the Furies were lashing him with their scorpion whips.Great Musical Composers|George T. Ferris