full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"
having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"
splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"
characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"
characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "s
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
ending in a sharp point
a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
capable of independent and apparently intelligent action; "smart weapons"
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"; "Don't get wise with me!"
showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
be the source of pain
elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut"
quick and brisk; "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace"
characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
painfully severe; "he gave the dog a smart blow"
a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore