Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • adv

Synonyms for smartly

in a clever manner


with vigor


in a stylish manner

References in classic literature ?
Miss Bartlett pecked her smartly on both cheeks, wished her good-night, and sent her to her own room.
Out of doors there began noises as of silk smartly rubbed; the restful dead leaves of the preceding autumn were stirred to irritated resurrection, and whirled about unwillingly, and tapped against the shutters.
He broke off, for, to the accompaniment of a shout of approval from the two spectators, Arthur had swung his right fist, and it had taken him smartly on the side of the head.
Resisting the temptation, but agitating him violently enough to make his head roll like a harlequin's, he puts him smartly down in his chair again and adjusts his skull-cap with such a rub that the old man winks with both eyes for a minute afterwards.
He used to dress smartly, and always drove to school in a private trap.
Then,the car hit the roof of the gatehouse smartly, snapped a flag staff, played a tune upon some telegraph wires, and sent a broken wire like a whip-lash to do its share in accumulating unpopularity.
The commander in chief made a sign that the men should continue to march at ease, and he and all his suite showed pleasure at the sound of the singing and the sight of the dancing soldier and the gay and smartly marching men.
They all donned pirate clothes cut off at the knee, shaved smartly, and tumbled up, with the true nautical roll and hitching their trousers.
To the Kensington Gardens we went; it may have been Manitoba we started for, but we arrived at the Kensington Gardens, and it had all been so unpremeditated and smartly carried out that I remember clapping my hand to my head in the street, to make sure that I was wearing a hat.
At the water tank I wetted my handkerchief, slapping it smartly across his forehead and face several times.
Then Tarzan stepped in and rapped him smartly on the head with the shaft of his spear.
Like that it came into my head"--and he struck his hands together smartly once--"that I had risen.
He swung the club smartly, stopping the rush midway and smashing White Fang down upon the ground.
We lowered the doctor smartly enough, as you saw, and got out by the back staircase.
She walked with a light tripping step, swinging her bag, and holding her head up smartly.