What to say when you are called smartie pants

Urban dictionary defines smarty pants as someone who displays intelligence in an annoying way.

Smarty pants can be a cleaned up way of calling a person a smart ass, it is not a compliment, and they are basically telling you that you’re too smart for your own good.

Maybe you put in the time at school or your profession showed amazing discipline and took risks and created an amazing life for yourself. People who haven’t got anything going on always have something negative to say but nothing to contribute.

People will criticize and be envious, but they themselves are not willing to necessarily put in the work. Keep on shining bright and being who you are. Don’t let low-level people upset you.

If you want to say something back, use one of our great comebacks below.

8 Best comebacks when you are called smarty pants

1. Well, thanks for noticing.

2. Yup, I’m a clever bastard.

3. I don’t need Google, I know everything.

4. I guess I’d rather be a smart ass than a dumb ass.

5. Don’t forget to mention smart, good looking and funny.

6. True intelligence is getting what you want in life.

7. Well, that’s a sweet thing to say.

8. Smart is the new pretty.


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When you are dealing with being called smarty by others and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

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