cleverly


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clev·er

 (klĕv′ər)
adj. clev·er·er, clev·er·est
1.
a. Mentally quick and original; bright: a clever student.
b. Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands: a clever carpenter.
c. Crafty; cunning: "a hard-working kid who rose from poverty, only to be duped by rich, clever bankers" (Jeff Goodell).
2.
a. Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful: a clever experiment.
b. Witty; amusing: an evening of clever repartee.
c. Characterized by cunning or shrewdness: clever manipulation of public opinion.
3. New England Easily managed; docile: "Oxen must be pretty clever to be bossed around the way they are" (Dialect Notes).
4. Chiefly Southern US Good-natured; amiable.

[Middle English cliver; akin to East Frisian klifer, klüfer; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

clev′er·ly adv.
clev′er·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cleverly - in a clever manner; "they were cleverly arranged"; "a smartly managed business"
Translations
بِذَكاء، بِمَهارَه، بِبَراعَه
chytře
begavetdygtigtintelligentklogt
af hugvitssemi
pametno

cleverly

[ˈklevəlɪ] ADV
1. (= intelligently) [deduce, work out] → de forma inteligente, con inteligencia
she cleverly worked out the answersupo averiguar la respuesta de forma inteligente or con inteligencia
2. (= skilfully) → hábilmente, ingeniosamente
the photographer cleverly framed the shot with treesel fotógrafo encuadró hábilmente or ingeniosamente la fotografía entre árboles
cleverly constructedingeniosamente construido
it is cleverly designedtiene un diseño ingenioso
3. (often pej) (= astutely) [avoid, plan, disguise] → astutamente, con maña

cleverly

[ˈklɛvərli] adv
(= skilfully) [designed] → ingénieusement; [constructed] → habilement; [disguised] → habilement
(= craftily) [exploit, manipulate] → adroitement

cleverly

advgeschickt; (= wittily)schlau, klug; he very cleverly remembered itschlau wie er war, hat er es nicht vergessen

cleverly

[ˈklɛvəlɪ] advabilmente

clever

(ˈklevə) adjective
1. quick to learn and understand. a clever child.
2. skilful. a clever carpenter.
3. (of things) showing cleverness. a clever idea.
ˈcleverly adverb
ˈcleverness noun
References in classic literature ?
Quickly and cleverly she dissembled the astonishment she felt at seeing La Folle.
As to his being without an overcoat, among them you would meet men you could swear had on nothing but a ragged linen duster and a pair of cotton trousers--so cleverly had they concealed the several suits of all-wool underwear beneath.
One can get quite a fund of information out of you if one goes at it cleverly.
Still aunt Jane's patience held good, and some small measure of skill was creeping into Rebecca's fingers, fingers that held pencil, paint brush, and pen so cleverly and were so clumsy with the dainty little needle.
The rascals knew that yesterday was my rent-day: they thought to have me cleverly.
Cleverly including her master in the conversation, so as to prevent the captain from effecting a diversion in that quarter; sparing no petty aggravation; striking at every tender place which the tongue of a spiteful woman can wound, she would, beyond all doubt, have carried her point, and tortured Magdalen into openly betraying herself, if Captain Wragge had not checked her in full career by a loud exclamation of alarm, and a sudden clutch at Magdalen's wrist.
Though his face was towards me, I thought, for some time, the writing being between us, that he could not see me; but looking that way more attentively, it made me uncomfortable to observe that, every now and then, his sleepless eyes would come below the writing, like two red suns, and stealthily stare at me for I dare say a whole minute at a time, during which his pen went, or pretended to go, as cleverly as ever.
The whole business was so cleverly managed, that Herbert had not the least suspicion of my hand being in it.
As he talks cleverly, we find him a godsend in this dull place.
In one of the caskets, you will find a scorpion, in the other, a grasshopper, both very cleverly imitated in Japanese bronze: they will say yes or no for you.
The head was so cleverly cut off that it fell into the basin, and directly the blood ceased to flow.
Ah,' said he, 'the King's daughter shall not overreach us;' and, loading his gun, he shot so cleverly, that he shot away the horse's skull from under the runner's head, without its hurting him.