Great replies when people call you a SMART ASS

Urban Dictionary defines a smart ass as, “Someone who enjoys giving flippant, sarcastic and/or rude answers to legitimate questions; also someone who enjoys being sarcastic and rude in general.”

To be a smart ass you need to be blessed with quick wit and the ability to whip up a backhanded compliment quickly. No wonder people don’t appreciate smart asses, not everyone has the ability to be one.

People know that when they get into argument with you that you will slay them and leave them looking like an idiot.

Next time someone complains that you are a smart ass, use one of our clever comebacks below. Remember to deliver the comeback with a big smile on your face, which will piss the person off even more.

Best comebacks if you are called a smart ass

1. I would rather be a smart ass than a dumb ass.

2. Everyone needs a smart ass sarcastic friend. I am so happy to be of service to you!

3. I wouldn’t be such a smart ass if you wouldn’t give me so much to work with!

4. Opinions are like feet, everyone has a couple and they usually stink.

5. I’m sarcastic and have a smart ass attitude. It’s a natural defense against drama, stupidity and bullshit!

Definition of a smart ass

A smart ass is someone who’s all about those sassy, sarcastic comments. They’re like the kings and queens of snarkiness, often dishing it out with a side of humour to flex their brain power. These clever folks might poke fun at others, shrug off feedback, or just showboat in social scenes. 

While being a smart aleck can bring laughs, it can also tick people off or make them feel disrespected. So, it’s cool to be mindful, treat others well, and skip the snark that can mess up connections. Aim for friendly convos, put your smarts to good use, and keep those relationships intact!

How to deal with being called a smart ass

Getting labeled a smart aleck isn’t always a walk in the park, but it’s a chance to level up and reflect. Coping with the tag? Here’s the deal:

  1. Hear ’em out: Let their words sink in, even if you don’t vibe with it. Openness is key.
  2. Feel the feels: Step into their shoes and see how your moves hit them. Tune into empathy and brush up on your emotional IQ.
  3. Tone it down: Sure, sarcasm and sass have their moments, but they can sting too. Ease up on using them to roast or dodge critique.
  4. Talk it nicely: Keep the chat smooth and respectful. Watch the tone and words you drop. Aim for positive vibes and ditch the rude vibes.
  5. Lean on peeps: If the smart aleck thing’s messing with your connections, reach out to buds, fam, or a therapist. Having backup helps you build better habits.

Hey, just a reminder: getting tagged as smarty pants doesn’t sum you up. We all goof up. Embrace chances to level up from input, and work on being cool to others – respect and kindness all the way.


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When you are dealing with being called smart ass 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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    1. Carroll,
      If people call you that, just say this.

      Wow! Thanks! Your complementing my ass, as well as my intelligence.

    2. You’re such a nerd- I’m not a nerd I’m just smarter than you.
      You’re so sassy- thank you
      You’re such a drama queen- you’re so petty
      Boys/girls are going to run away from you- all boys/girls run away from you’re ugly freak face.
      You’re overweight- you’re an ugly freak
      You’re ugly- I know you’re an ugly freak and you’re jealous of my gorgeousness.
      Stupid- cretin
      You should lose weight- you should get a new face.
      You’ll never get a boyfriend- you’ll never get a decent face
      I’m so smart- are you aware that smart doesn’t mean egotistical?
      You’re so high maintenance- Oh honey high maintenance doesn’t mean stunning you ugly freak
      You should go on a diet- you should get a brain.
      You’re so short- you’re so short… of intelligence
      You’re such a smartass-at least I’m smart.
      What’s wrong with you- I talk to cretins like you.
      Kill yourself- if I wanted to kill myself I would jump from your ego to your iq.
      Go to hell- The place where you should be right now.

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