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Simple vs. Smart

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Simpleadjective

Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.

Smartverb

(intransitive) To hurt or sting.

‘After being hit with a pitch, the batter exclaimed "Ouch, my arm smarts!"’;

Simpleadjective

Without ornamentation; plain.

Smartverb

(transitive) To cause a smart or sting in.

Simpleadjective

Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.

Smartverb

(intransitive) To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.

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Simpleadjective

Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.

Smartadjective

Exhibiting social ability or cleverness.

Simpleadjective

Trivial; insignificant.

Smartadjective

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

Simpleadjective

Feeble-minded; foolish.

Smartadjective

Equipped with digital/computer technology.

‘smart bomb, smart car’; ‘smartcard, smartphone’;

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Simpleadjective

Structurally uncomplicated.

Smartadjective

Good-looking.

‘a smart outfit’;

Simpleadjective

(chemistry) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.

Smartadjective

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!’;

Simpleadjective

(mathematics) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.

Smartadjective

Sudden and intense.

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Simpleadjective

(botany) Not compound, but possibly lobed.

Smartadjective

Causing sharp pain; stinging.

Simpleadjective

Using steam only once in its cylinders, in contrast to a compound engine, where steam is used more than once in high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

Smartadjective

Sharp; keen; poignant.

‘a smart pain’;

Simpleadjective

(zoology) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.

‘a simple ascidian’;

Smartadjective

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.’;

Simpleadjective

(mineralogy) Homogenous.

Smartadjective

(archaic) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.

Simpleadjective

(obsolete) Mere; not other than; being only.

Smartadjective

(archaic) Pretentious; showy; spruce.

‘a smart gown’;

Simplenoun

(medicine) A herbal preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.

Smartadjective

(archaic) Brisk; fresh.

‘a smart breeze’;

Simplenoun

A physician.

Smartnoun

A sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting.

Simplenoun

(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.

Smartnoun

Mental pain or suffering; grief; affliction.

Simplenoun

(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.

Smartnoun

Smart-money.

Simplenoun

(weaving) A drawloom.

Smartnoun

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

Simplenoun

(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

Smartverb

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.

Simplenoun

(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Smartverb

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.’;

Simpleverb

To gather simples, i.e., medicinal herbs.

Smartverb

To cause a smart in.

Simpleadjective

Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.

Smartnoun

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

Simpleadjective

Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

Smartnoun

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.’;

Simpleadjective

Mere; not other than; being only.

‘A medicine . . . whose simple touchIs powerful to araise King Pepin.’;

Smartnoun

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

Simpleadjective

Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

‘Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I stand here, and I trust them.’; ‘Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue?’; ‘To be simple is to be great.’;

Smartnoun

Smart money (see below).

Simpleadjective

Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

‘In simple manners all the secret lies.’;

Smartadjective

Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.

‘How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience.’;

Simpleadjective

Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

Smartadjective

Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.

Simpleadjective

Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

‘The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going.’;

Smartadjective

Vigorous; sharp; severe.

Simpleadjective

Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

‘Thy simple fare and all thy plain delights.’;

Smartadjective

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

Simpleadjective

Humble; lowly; undistinguished.

‘A simple husbandman in garments gray.’; ‘Clergy and laity, male and female, gentle and simple made the fuel of the same fire.’;

Smartadjective

Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.

Simpleadjective

Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

Smartadjective

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.’;

Simpleadjective

Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.

Smartadjective

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

Simpleadjective

Homogenous.

Smartadjective

Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.

Simpleadjective

Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound.

‘I am a simple woman, much too weakTo oppose your cunning.’; ‘He is the companion of the silliest people in their most silly pleasure; he is ready for every impertinent entertainment and diversion.’;

Smartnoun

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

Simplenoun

Something not mixed or compounded.

Smartverb

be the source of pain

Simplenoun

A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

‘What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.’;

Smartadjective

showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

Simplenoun

A drawloom.

Smartadjective

elegant and stylish;

‘chic elegance’; ‘a smart new dress’; ‘a suit of voguish cut’;

Simplenoun

A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Smartadjective

characterized by quickness and ease in learning;

‘some children are brighter in one subject than another’; ‘smart children talk earlier than the average’;

Simpleverb

To gather simples, or medicinal plants.

‘As simpling on the flowery hills she [Circe] strayed.’;

Smartadjective

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’;

Simplenoun

any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Smartadjective

marked by smartness in dress and manners;

‘a dapper young man’; ‘a jaunty red hat’;

Simplenoun

a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Smartadjective

(of a person) clean, tidy, and well dressed

‘you look very smart’;

Simpleadjective

having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved;

‘a simple problem’; ‘simple mechanisms’; ‘a simple design’; ‘a simple substance’;

Smartadjective

(of clothes) attractively neat and stylish

‘a smart blue skirt’;

Simpleadjective

easy and not involved or complicated;

‘an elementary problem in statistics’; ‘elementary, my dear Watson’; ‘a simple game’; ‘found an uncomplicated solution to the problem’;

Smartadjective

(of an object) bright and fresh in appearance

‘a smart green van’;

Simpleadjective

apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;

‘only the bare facts’; ‘shocked by the mere idea’; ‘the simple passage of time was enough’; ‘the simple truth’;

Smartadjective

(of a place) fashionable and upmarket

‘a smart restaurant’;

Simpleadjective

exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity;

‘childlike trust’; ‘dewy-eyed innocence’; ‘simple courtesy’;

Smartadjective

having or showing a quick-witted intelligence

‘if he was that smart he would never have been tricked’;

Simpleadjective

lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

Smartadjective

(of a device) programmed so as to be capable of some independent action

‘hi-tech smart weapons’;

Simpleadjective

(botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

Smartadjective

showing impertinence by making clever or sarcastic remarks

‘don't get smart or I'll whack you one’;

Simpleadjective

not elaborate in style; unornamented;

‘a simple country schoolhouse’; ‘her black dress--simple to austerity’;

Smartadjective

quick; brisk

‘he set off at a smart pace’;

Simpleadjective

easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty

‘a simple solution’; ‘camcorders are now so simple to operate’;

Smartverb

(of part of the body) feel a sharp stinging pain

‘her legs were scratched and smarting’;

Simpleadjective

used to emphasize the fundamental and straightforward nature of something

‘the simple truth’;

Smartverb

feel upset and annoyed

‘defence chiefs are still smarting from the government's cuts’;

Simpleadjective

plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation

‘the house is furnished in a simple country style’; ‘a simple white blouse’;

Smartnoun

sharp stinging pain

‘the smart of the recent cuts’;

Simpleadjective

humble and unpretentious

‘a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes’;

Smartnoun

mental pain or suffering

‘sorrow is the effect of smart, and smart the effect of faith’;

Simpleadjective

composed of a single element; not compound.

Smartnoun

intelligence; acumen

‘I don't think I have the smarts for it’;

Simpleadjective

denoting a group that has no proper normal subgroup.

Simpleadjective

(of a leaf or stem) not divided or branched.

Simpleadjective

(of a lens, microscope, etc.) consisting of a single lens or component.

Simpleadjective

(in English grammar) denoting a tense formed without an auxiliary, for example sang as opposed to was singing.

Simpleadjective

(of interest) payable on the sum loaned only.

Simpleadjective

of very low intelligence.

Simplenoun

a medicinal herb, or a medicine made from one

‘the gatherers of simples’;

Simpleinterjection

used to convey that something is very straightforward

‘I don't overanalyse. I listen, I like, I buy. Simple!’;

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