Intelligent, fine. Let's give "smart-arse" a wide berth.
Before, they had laughed at me, despising me for my ignorance and dullness; now, they hated me for my knowledge and understanding.
— That takes me back. "Don't be smart, Sherlock, I'm the smart one."
— I am the smart one.
— I used to think I was an idiot.
— Both of us thought you were an idiot, Sherlock.
Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.