(=appearance, dress) élégant (e)
→ He was dressed in his smartest suit.
→ The boys were very smart in their school uniforms.
to look smart, to wear smart clothes être élégant (e)
→ You need to look smart for your interview.
They wore smart clothes. Ils étaient élégants.
(=expensive, classy) chic inv
→ ... the smart areas of town, where the diplomats have their houses.
the smart set le beau monde
[idea, person] intelligent (e)
→ She's one of the smartest students in the whole school.
a smart idea une idée astucieuse
(=quick) vif (vive)
→ ... walking along at a smart pace.
(=sting) faire mal, brûler
My eyes are smarting. J'ai les yeux qui me brûlent.
→ His eyes were smarting from the smoke of the fire.
(=feel bad) They are still smarting over their defeat. Ils n'ont toujours pas digéré leur défaite.
smart alec , smart aleck
n petit (e) prétentieux (-euse) m/f * , monsieur (madame) m/f je-sais-tout *
→ You'll end up no more than a smart alec and you're well down that road already.
smart arse , (British) smart ass (US)
* péteux (-euse) m/f *
→ Nobody likes a smart arse.
n bombe f intelligente
n carte f à puce
* débrouillard (e) , aguerri (e) aux mœurs de la rue
→ He is street smart and is not afraid of this neighborhood.
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