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    What word is opposite of smart

    What word do we use when we look at someone and also don't look smart ?

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    Re: What word is opposite of smart

    Quote Originally Posted by mooyong View Post
    What word do we use when we look at someone and also they don't look smart ?
    When someone you're looking at doesn't look smart (in the well-dressed sense), there are many suitable words - often in the form "<adverb>-dressed": badly-dressed, sloppily-dressed, carelessly-dressed...; but not all the words are like that -"scruffy" and "shabby" come to mind; try a thesaurus.

    If their hair is disordered, they are "ill-kempt" (perhaps only Br Eng) or "dishevelled" .

    A useful idiom is 'looking as if they've been dragged through a hedge backwards'. Example: "What's wrong? You look as if you've been dragged through a hedge backwards."

    But if you're using smart in the "intelligent" sense, start your thesaurus search from "stupid/thick/dense/slow-witted".

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