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noun as in know-it-all

noun as in smart-aleck

noun as in wise guy

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Example Sentences

Yes, as some wiseacre will point out in the comments, this is the hometown of the Chiefs.

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.

The learned ignorance of the wiseacre always compels him to laugh at the man with an idea that is new.

One wiseacre in command in London declared his belief that the Tower was no longer “tenable.”

He had choice among the pick of women: the daughter of the Old Buccaneer was preferred by the wiseacre Coelebs.

And he described himself as stronger than ever, and poured scorn on the medical wiseacre who had tried to refuse him.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wiseacre, such as: smart aleck, wise guy, braggart, brain, intellectual, and windbag.

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