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smartly

[ smahrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF smartly

Synonyms for smartly

  • stylishly
  • vigorously
  • active
  • gaily
  • in a spirited manner
  • spirited
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SMARTLY

The most obvious is to hit him smartly and with precision on the exact tip of the nose.

I most truly would have liked to shake him smartly for this.

She also was smartly dressed, with her dazzling linen and scrupulous neatness.

In vain she raised her voice, and slapped him smartly on the hands.

If he refuses, some one with a whip or switch should apply it smartly.

It was smartly raining, when we put in on the stony beach above Rome.

"I'll not enter upon that question," said his Lordship, smartly.

He smoked hard—lifted his hand and dropped it smartly to his mantelpiece.

Subrosa kicked at the trace and flipped it up so that it struck him smartly on the rump.

Put me ashore there smartly and you shall find your account.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "vigorously," from smart (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "handsomely" is from 1836.

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