Brainy vs. Smart

Brainy vs. Smart — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Brainy and Smart

Brainyadjective

Intelligent; smart.

Smartadjective

Having or showing intelligence; bright.

Brainyadjective

(informal) Very intellectually capable.

Smartadjective

Canny and shrewd in dealings with others

a smart negotiator.

Brainyadjective

having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence;

some men dislike brainy womena brilliant minda brilliant solution to the problem

Smartadjective

Amusingly clever; witty

a smart quip.a lively, smart conversation.

Smartadjective

Impertinent; insolent

That's enough of your smart talk.

Smartadjective

Energetic or quick in movement

a smart pace.

Smartadjective

Fashionable; elegant

a smart suit.a smart restaurant.the smart set.

Smartadjective

Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology

smart missiles.smart machines.

Smartverb

To cause a sharp, usually superficial, stinging pain

The slap delivered to my face smarted.

Smartverb

To be the location of such a pain

The incision on my leg smarts.

Smartverb

To feel such a pain.

Smartverb

To suffer acutely, as from mental distress, wounded feelings, or remorse

"No creature smarts so little as a fool" (Alexander Pope).

Smartnoun

Sharp pain or anguish

the smart of the wound.

Smartnoun

smarts(Slang) Intelligence; expertise

a reporter with a lot of smarts.

Smartverb

(intransitive) To hurt or sting.

After being hit with a pitch, the batter exclaimed "Ouch, my arm smarts!"

Smartverb

(transitive) To cause a smart or sting in.

Smartverb

(intransitive) To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.

Smartadjective

Exhibiting social ability or cleverness.

Smartadjective

(informal) Exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books.

Smartadjective

Equipped with digital/computer technology.

smart bomb, smart carsmartcard, smartphone

Smartadjective

Good-looking.

a smart outfit

Smartadjective

Cleverly shrewd and humorous in a way that may be rude and disrespectful.

He became tired of his daughter's sarcasm and smart remarks.Don't get smart with me!

Smartadjective

Sudden and intense.

Smartadjective

Causing sharp pain; stinging.

Smartadjective

Sharp; keen; poignant.

a smart pain

Smartadjective

Intense in feeling; painful. Used usually with the adverb intensifier right.

He raised his voice, and it hurt her feelings right smart.That cast on his leg chaffs him right smart.

Smartadjective

(archaic) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.

Smartadjective

(archaic) Pretentious; showy; spruce.

a smart gown

Smartadjective

(archaic) Brisk; fresh.

a smart breeze

Smartnoun

A sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting.

Smartnoun

Mental pain or suffering; grief; affliction.

Smartnoun

Smart-money.

Smartnoun

A dandy; one who is smart in dress; one who is brisk, vivacious, or clever.

Smartnoun

a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

Smartverb

be the source of pain

Smartadjective

showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

Smartadjective

elegant and stylish;

chic elegancea smart new dressa suit of voguish cut

Smartadjective

characterized by quickness and ease in learning;

some children are brighter in one subject than anothersmart children talk earlier than the average

Smartadjective

improperly forward or bold;

don't be fresh with meimpertinent of a child to lecture a grownupan impudent boy given to insulting strangers

Smartadjective

marked by smartness in dress and manners;

a dapper young mana jaunty red hat