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clever

cle·ver

clever

 
 
pronunciation:
kle vr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: mentally sharp and adept.
She is so clever that these kinds of puzzles are never a challenge to her.
synonyms:
adept, agile, bright, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart
antonyms:
brainless, dull, dumb, obtuse, stupid, thick, witless
similar words:
acute, adroit, apt, astute, brilliant, canny, dextrous, ingenious, intelligent, keen, knowing, nimble, shrewd
definition 2: showing intelligent thinking, originality, or ingenuity.
His clever invention was successful where many others had failed.
synonyms:
creative, ingenious, inventive, original
antonyms:
dumb, stupid, unimaginative, unoriginal
similar words:
adroit, artful, cunning, imaginative, neat, nifty, resourceful
definition 3: quick and adept with the hands or body.
With a clever twist he escaped the wrestling hold.
synonyms:
adept, adroit, deft, nimble, quick
similar words:
agile, dextrous, handy, neat
definition 4: quick-witted; witty.
Being so clever, he amuses everyone.She made a clever reply.
synonyms:
quick-witted, sharp-witted, witty
antonyms:
dull, slow
similar words:
perceptive
derivations: cleverly (adv.), cleverness (n.)
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