Definition of smartly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsmɑːtli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmɑːrtli//
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  1. 1in a way that looks clean and neat; in fashionable and/or formal clothes smartly dressed
  2. 2(especially British English) in a way that is clean and neat and looks new and attractive a smartly packaged DVD
  3. 3(especially North American English) in a way that is intelligent The movie is smartly written and well directed.
  4. 4quickly and usually done with force synonym briskly (1) She rapped smartly on the door. He ran off pretty smartly (= quickly and suddenly).
  5. 5in a way that is controlled by a computer, so that it appears to act in an intelligent way The software can smartly manage more information about customers, operations and business partners.