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We channeled all our criminal smarts into finding ways to con the food system.

Kobeissi still gets criticized as an outsider, and it still smarts.

The one thing they all seemed to have in common was an utter lack of street smarts.

Some people have the smarts to grow the economic pie more than others and will end up serving themselves a relatively big slice.

Yet seriously there cannot be any doubt about Ted Cruz's "smarts."

Possibly there was considerable of irony in it too, the kind that smarts with all lads.

Zu schwer bezahlt man oft ein leicht Versehn—One often smarts pretty sharply for a slight mistake.

Her eye smarts or itches; and without thinking, she rubs it with a finger covered with the Magical Ointment.

I hoped he'd had the smarts to wipe his fingerprints off the quarter, keep his hood up, and leave all his arphids at home.

Occasionally, I tried to take the long-hoarded sting out of these compunctious smarts by attending divine service in the open air.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smarts, such as: acuity, acumen, alertness, aptitude, brainpower, and brains.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.