Smart Smart, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smarted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smarting}.] [OE. smarten, AS. smeortan; akin to D. smarten, smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, SW. sm["a]rta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, Ohg. smerzo, and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr. ????, ?????, terrible, fearful, Skr. m?d to rub, crush. Cf. {Morsel}.] 1. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart. --Chaucer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil. [1913 Webster]

No creature smarts so little as a fool. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it. --Prov. xi. 15. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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