quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"
mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"
marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"
skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"
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"
changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"; "the visor was acutely peaked"; "her shoes had acutely pointed toes"
ending in a sharp point
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
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
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"
be the source of pain
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