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See definition of wiseacre on Dictionary.com
  • as inknow-it-all
  • as insmart-aleck
  • as inwise guy

synonyms for wiseacre

  • smart aleck
  • wise guy
  • braggart
  • brain
  • intellectual
  • windbag
  • smart-ass
  • smarty-pants
  • walking encyclopedia
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How to use wiseacre in a sentence

An order had been issued by the wiseacre in command of the Army of the Potomac that all guerrillas taken should be put to death.
DUFFELSEDWARD EGGLESTON
The learned ignorance of the wiseacre always compels him to laugh at the man with an idea that is new.
THE COMMON SENSE OF SOCIALISMJOHN SPARGO
One wiseacre in command in London declared his belief that the Tower was no longer “tenable.”
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
He had choice among the pick of women: the daughter of the Old Buccaneer was preferred by the wiseacre Coelebs.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
And he described himself as stronger than ever, and poured scorn on the medical wiseacre who had tried to refuse him.
GHETTO COMEDIESISRAEL ZANGWILL
A medical wiseacre has adventured the amazing dictum that Every infant is born healthy!
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
Whether he was one also to Beulah her guest had not yet learned, but it took no wiseacre to guess that he wanted to be.
THE SHERIFF'S SONWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
Some wiseacre, squatted beside the old chief's fire, hinted that the strangers were gods.
BROTHERS OF PERILTHEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS
He's no end of a sucking wiseacre, I dare say; but we've no time to lose, and I've got the fives court at half-past nine.
TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYSTHOMAS HUGHES
When I bought the farm every old wiseacre in the settlement came and said: ‘You’re making a mistake.
GOD'S GREEN COUNTRYETHEL M. CHAPMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO WISEACRE

  • braggart
  • brain
  • intellectual
  • smart aleck
  • smart-ass
  • smarty-pants
  • walking encyclopedia
  • windbag
  • wise guy
  • wiseacre
  • blowhard
  • know-it-all
  • saucebox
  • show-off
  • smart aleck
  • smarty
  • wise guy
  • wiseacre
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.