Definition for SMART

SMART, n.1 [D. smert; G. schmerz; Dan. smerte. The word is probably formed on the root of L. amarus, bitter, that is, sharp, like Fr. piquant. See the root מרר, Ar. مَرَّ‎‎ marra. Class Mr, No. 7.]

  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.

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