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clever
WordNet 2.0
  • showing inventiveness and skill
  • "a clever gadget"
  • "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"
  • "an ingenious solution to the problem"
  • skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
  • "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"
  • "came up with a clever story"
  • "an ingenious press agent"
  • "an ingeni
  • showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
  • "a cagey lawyer"
  • "too clever to be sound"
  • mentally quick and resourceful
  • "an apt pupil"
  • "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
clever
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert.

    "Though there were many clever men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there were only two great creative minds. Macaulay." --

    "Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever. C. Kingsley." --

    2. Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick. Byron.

    3. Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.

    ""T would sound more clever To me and to my heirs forever. Swift." --

    4. Well-shaped; handsome. "The girl was a tight, clever wench as any was." Arbuthnot.

    5. Good-natured; obliging. [U. S.]

    Syn. -- See Smart.

 

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