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EtymologyEdit

smart +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

smartly (not comparable)

  1. In a smart manner.
    He was dressed smartly.
  2. Quickly.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter II, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384:
      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.