verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
adjective, smart·er, smart·est.
Origin of smart
SYNONYMS FOR smart
Examples from the Web for smarts
Some people have the smarts to grow the economic pie more than others and will end up serving themselves a relatively big slice.Never Mind Inequality: Silicon Valley Enriches All of Our Lives|Gregory Ferenstein|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet seriously there cannot be any doubt about Ted Cruz's "smarts."
Paul Ryan, heralded for his smarts, will have an opportunity to prove just how sharp he is in front of a large national audience.13 Questions That Should Be Asked at the Vice Presidential Debate|Brian Ries, Sam Schlinkert|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Washington is riveting as a woman with smarts, guts, and a weakness for her former boss, the leader of the free world.‘Scandal’ and ‘Styled by June’: Allison Samuels’s Prime-Time Saviors|Allison Samuels|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By using your smarts and basic common sense, you can sidestep the majority of arguments thought to plague female friends.
Poor Henrietta's heart is suffering from another sorrow which she feels all the more keenly because it smarts unceasingly.The Poor Plutocrats|Maurus Jkai
Oh, it smarts very much,” he answered, “though I do not think you care much about it.Norman Vallery|W.H.G. Kingston
It is the little stab which smarts the most; the blow which accompanies the deeper wound, numbs in its very delivery.Antony Gray,--Gardener|Leslie Moore
After he was dismembered, she heard him utter with a loud voice, "Oh, it smarts!"
"No; but I've got a burned knee and it smarts," retorted Bob.The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills|James R. Mears