SM'ART, noun [This word is probably formed on the root of Latin amarus, bitter, that is, sharp.]
1. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles; as the smart of bodily punishment.
2. Severe pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as the smart of affliction.
SM'ART, verb intransitive
1. To feel a lively pungent pain, particularly a pungent local pain from some piercing or irritating application. Thus Cayeene pepper applied to the tongue makes it smart
2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain; as, to smart under sufferings.
3. To be punished; to bear penalties or the evil consequences of any thing. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it. Proverbs 11:15.
1. Pungent; pricking; causing a keen local pain; as a smart lash or stroke; a smart quality or taste.
2. Keen; severe; poignant; as smart pain or sufferings.
3. Quick; vigorous; sharp; severe; as a smart skirmish.
4. Brisk; fresh; as a smart breeze.
5. Acute and pertinent; witty; as a smart reply; a smart saying.
6. Brisk; vivacious; as a smart rhetorician. Who, for the poor renown of being smart would leave a sting within a brother's heart?
SM'ART, noun A cant word for a fellow that affects briskness and vivacity.