smartly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

smart +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

smartly (not comparable)

  1. In a smart manner.
    He was dressed smartly.
  2. Quickly.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter 2, Nobody:
      She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.
  3. Intelligently.