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Chic vs. Smart

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Chic

Chic (; French: [ʃik]), meaning "stylish" or "smart", is an element of fashion. It was originally a French word.
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Smart

(of a person) clean, tidy, and well dressed
You look very smart
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Chic

Elegantly and stylishly fashionable
She looked every inch the chic Frenchwoman
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Smart

Having or showing a quick-witted intelligence
If he was that smart he would never have been tricked
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Chic

Stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind
The hotel's lobby and restaurant are the height of designer chic
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Smart

Quick; brisk
He set off at a smart pace
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Chic

Conforming to the current fashion; stylish
Chic clothes.
A chic boutique.
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Smart

(of part of the body) feel a sharp stinging pain
Her legs were scratched and smarting
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Chic

Adopting or setting current fashions and styles; sophisticated
Chic, well-dressed young executives.
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Smart

Sharp stinging pain
The smart of the recent cuts
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Chic

The quality or state of being stylish; fashionableness.
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Smart

Intelligence; acumen
I don't think I have the smarts for it
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Chic

Sophistication in dress and manner; elegance.
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Smart

Having or showing intelligence; bright.
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Chic

Elegant, stylish.
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Smart

Canny and shrewd in dealings with others
A smart negotiator.
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Chic

Good form; style.
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Smart

Amusingly clever; witty
A smart quip.
A lively, smart conversation.
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Chic

(countable) A person with (a particular type of) chic.
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Smart

Impertinent; insolent
That's enough of your smart talk.
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Chic

A kind of ritual buffoon or clown in Yucatec Maya culture.
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Smart

Energetic or quick in movement
A smart pace.
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Chic

Original and in good taste or form; stylish; in current fashion, fashionable.
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Smart

Fashionable; elegant
A smart suit.
A smart restaurant.
The smart set.
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Chic

Elegance by virtue of being fashionable
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Smart

Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology
Smart missiles.
Smart machines.
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Chic

Elegant and stylish;
Chic elegance
A smart new dress
A suit of voguish cut
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Smart

To cause a sharp, usually superficial, stinging pain
The slap delivered to my face smarted.
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Smart

To be the location of such a pain
The incision on my leg smarts.
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Smart

To feel such a pain.
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Smart

To suffer acutely, as from mental distress, wounded feelings, or remorse
"No creature smarts so little as a fool" (Alexander Pope).
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Smart

Sharp pain or anguish
The smart of the wound.
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Smart

Smarts(Slang) Intelligence; expertise
A reporter with a lot of smarts.
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Smart

(intransitive) To hurt or sting.
After being hit with a pitch, the batter exclaimed "Ouch, my arm smarts!"
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Smart

(transitive) To cause a smart or sting in.
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Smart

(intransitive) To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; be punished severely; to feel the sting of evil.
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Smart

Exhibiting social ability or cleverness.
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Smart

(informal) Exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books.
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Smart

Equipped with intelligent behaviour (digital/computer technology).
Smart car
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Smart

Good-looking; well dressed; fine; fashionable.
A smart outfit
You look smart in that business suit.
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Smart

Cleverly shrewd and humorous in a way that may be rude and disrespectful.
He became tired of his daughter's sarcasm and smart remarks.
Don't get smart with me!
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Smart

Sudden and intense.
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Smart

Causing sharp pain; stinging.
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Smart

Sharp; keen; poignant.
A smart pain
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Smart

Intense in feeling; painful. Used usually with the adverb intensifier right.
He raised his voice, and it hurt her feelings right smart.
That cast on his leg chaffs him right smart.
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Smart

(archaic) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
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Smart

(archaic) Pretentious; showy; spruce.
A smart gown
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Smart

(archaic) Brisk; fresh.
A smart breeze
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Smart

A sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting.
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Smart

Mental pain or suffering; grief; affliction.
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Smart

Smart-money.
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Smart

A dandy; one who is smart in dress; one who is brisk, vivacious, or clever.
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Smart

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.
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Smart

To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil; as, the team is still smarting from its loss of the championship.
No creature smarts so little as a fool.
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
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Smart

To cause a smart in.
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Smart

Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
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Smart

Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.
To stand 'twixt us and our deserved smart.
Counsel mitigates the greatest smart.
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Smart

A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
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Smart

Smart money (see below).
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Smart

Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.
How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience.
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Smart

Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
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Smart

Vigorous; sharp; severe.
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Smart

Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
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Smart

Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
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Smart

Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
Who, for the poor renown of being smartWould leave a sting within a brother's heart?
A sentence or two, . . . which I thought very smart.
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Smart

Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
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Smart

Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
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Smart

A kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
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Smart

Be the source of pain
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Smart

Showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
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Smart

Elegant and stylish;
Chic elegance
A smart new dress
A suit of voguish cut
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Smart

Characterized by quickness and ease in learning;
Some children are brighter in one subject than another
Smart children talk earlier than the average
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Smart

Improperly forward or bold;
Don't be fresh with me
Impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
An impudent boy given to insulting strangers
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Smart

Marked by smartness in dress and manners;
A dapper young man
A jaunty red hat
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