smart englannista suomeksi
nokkela, fiksu, terävä
hieno, siisti, tyylikäs
To cause a smart or sting in.
a. 1652, (w), ''Faith's Encouragement''
- A goad that (..) smarts the flesh.
To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; be punished severely; to feel the sting of evil.
- He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
(RQ:Austen Sense and Sensibility)
Exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books.
Good-looking; well dressed; fine; fashionable.
1728, (w), ''Satire''
- Who, for the poor renown of being smart / Would leave a sting within a brother's heart?
- I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I thought very smart, when my ill genius, who I verily believed inspired him purely for my destruction, suggested to him such a reply
Sudden and intense.
1860 July 9, Henry David Thoreau, journal entry, from ''Thoreau's bird-lore'', Francis H. Allen (editor), Houghton Mifflin (Boston, 1910), ''Thoreau on Birds: notes on New England birds from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau'', Beacon Press, (Boston, 1993), page 239:
- There is a smart shower at 5 P.M., and in the midst of it a hummingbird is busy about the flowers in the garden, unmindful of it, though you would think that each big drop that struck him would be a serious accident.
Intense in feeling; painful. Used usually with the adverb intensifier ''right''.
Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
Pretentious; showy; spruce.
(RQ:Ovid Golding Metamorphosis) the bodie had no smart / Of any wound: it was the minde that felt the cruell stings.
(RQ:Alcott Little Men)
1948, (w), chapter 1, in ''(w)'', London: Heinemann, Book One, Part One, section 8, page(nbs)42:https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.149050
- The smart of his wounded hand woke Scobie at two in the morning.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
(RQ:Milton Poems 1673) / To stand ’twixt us and our deserved smart / But thou canst best perform that office where thou art.
(RQ:Dickens Great Expectations)
(RQ:Hollinghurst Line) Bertrand said, ‘No, you bloody idiot, do you think I drink this? I want mineral water.’ The girl recoiled for just a second at the smart of his tone (..) and then apologized with steely insincerity.
(RQ:Fielding Joseph Andrews) I resolved to quit all further Conversation with Beaus and Smarts of every kind (..)
(l), (l), (l)
clever (''mentally sharp or bright'')