what is smart ?

@iklananda (1202)
December 9, 2011 6:14am CST
Hey i am a little bit confuse when my friend tell me not smart. What is that mean not smart. Is it mean that we are stupid or moron. So what is the different between smart and clever. Confusing huh, I need help here because this is make my head turn around and it is heard
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8 responses
10 Dec 11
i don't quite understand what you mean. smart and clever are the same things. as far as i'm concerned. some people would say that smart refers to intelligence but clever could be quick witted as in sense of humour etc. if someone has told you you are not smart, first of all, they are rude and i wonder why your friend would make such a horrible remark toward you? but to say someone is not smart doesn't mean they are stupid as such, it just seems to question your intelligence.
@iklananda (1202)
11 Dec 11
It is not the same. It is different in meaning.
11 Dec 11
then i don't understand. sorry.
@dorannmwin (36393)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I think that the term smart is used in a lot of different contexts in this day and age. Some of these contexts are the right context and some of them are the wrong context. The actual definition of smart is: 1. a. Characterized by sharp quick thought; bright. See Synonyms at intelligent. b. Amusingly clever; witty: a smart quip; a lively, smart conversation. c. Impertinent; insolent: That's enough of your smart talk. 2. Energetic or quick in movement: a smart pace. 3. Canny and shrewd in dealings with others: a smart negotiator. 4. Fashionable; elegant: a smart suit; a smart restaurant; the smart set. See Synonyms at fashionable. 5. a. Capable of making adjustments that resemble human decisions, especially in response to changing circumstances: smart missiles. b. Manufactured to regulate the amount of light transmitted in response to varying light conditions or to an electronic sensor or control unit: smart windows. However, there are times that people will use smart when talking about decisions and such that they make in their lives.
@BlueGoblin (1829)
• United States
9 Dec 11
Depends. Were you sticking a fork in an electric outlet when your friend said this to you?
@wulania (1524)
• Indonesia
10 Dec 11
i thnk we should differ smart and genious. some kdis are genious at academic or having good cognitive, but they are not smart enough to use their skill or knowldedge to solve problem or to make some thing usefull in their life. we call it iq and eq. i think you should read about 8 multiple inteleginies by howard gardner. it is so inspriing
10 Dec 11
I think this case differed with respect to different perspectives of people. I think everyone is smart or clever in terms of different ways.
9 Dec 11
it's easy... smart isn't just about had high grade, being well-known student, etc but smart is about how you to solve the problem quicly, efficiency and get a right answer. and particulary, smart is how you can responsible about what you said/judge!!
@nezavisima (7408)
• Bulgaria
9 Dec 11
What is smart. I think everyone is smart. you can never say that a man is not smart. smart does not say it just shows. There are many such people. I can not tell you what is being smart not specific. nice day!
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Not smart does not mean that you are moron or stupid. It only means that your not taking a better decision. It could means that you lack some knowledge about something. Your knowledge might not be broad enough to be define as smart.