Definition of smartness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsmɑːtnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmɑːrtnəs//
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  1. 1(especially British English) the quality of looking clean and neat; the fact of being well-dressed in fashionable and/or formal clothes He prided himself on the smartness of his appearance.
  2. 2(especially British English) the quality of being clean, neat and looking new and attractive No one got preference because of the smartness of the clothes they wore.
  3. 3(especially North American English) the quality of being intelligent synonym intelligence (1) The book is designed to show off the smartness of its author instead of the feelings of its characters.
  4. 4the quality of being quick synonym briskness (1) He obeyed with smartness and precision.
  5. 5the fact of being controlled by a computer, so that it appears to act in an intelligent way The smartness of the computerized devices that surround us will soon increase dramatically.