Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Tangible, a mnemonic for goal-setting.
- A lot; a considerable amount:
- to be impertinent or flippant
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Origin of Smart
From Middle English smerten, from Old English smeortan (“to smart"), from Proto-Germanic *smertanÄ… (“to hurt, ache"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)merd- (“to bite, sting"). Cognate with Scots smert, Dutch smarten, German schmerzen, Danish smerte, Swedish smärta.
From Middle English smart, smarte, smerte, from Old English smeart (“smarting, smart, painful"), from Proto-Germanic *smartaz (“hurting, aching"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)merd- (“to bite, sting"). Cognate with Scots smert (“painful, smart"), Old Frisian smert (“sharp, painful").
From Middle English smerte, from smerten (“to smart"). See above. Cognate with Scots smert, Dutch smart, Low German smart, German Schmerz, Danish smerte, Swedish smärta. More above.
Middle English stinging, keen, alert from Old English smeart causing pain
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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