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 ?
The end is, that this person, whoever he may be, was cleverly turned back southward on a false scent before the men in my employment crossed the Firth.
However, he determined to manage more cleverly than his brother, and got together a rich present of gold and fine horses for the king; and thought he must have a much larger gift in return; for if his brother had received so much for only a turnip, what must his present be wroth?
He was neatly made, all of tin, nicely soldered at the joints, and his various limbs were cleverly hinged to his body so that he could use them nearly as well as if they had been common flesh.
He several times expressed his regret at Monsieur Darzac's absence from the chateau on all these occasions, and thought that Monsieur Darzac had done cleverly in allying himself with Monsieur Joseph Rouletabille, who could not fail, sooner or later, to discover the murderer.
The Hair Trunk is not hurled at the stranger's head--so to speak--as the chief feature of an immortal work so often is; no, it is carefully guarded from prominence, it is subordinated, it is restrained, it is most deftly and cleverly held in reserve, it is most cautiously and ingeniously led up to, by the master, and consequently when the spectator reaches it at last, he is taken unawares, he is unprepared, and it bursts upon him with a stupefying surprise.
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.
While one person is performing this operation, another takes a ripe cocoanut, and breaking it in halves, which they also do very cleverly, proceeds to grate the juicy meat into fine particles.
Pelageya Danilovna began to recognize the mummers, admired their cleverly contrived costumes, and particularly how they suited the young ladies, and she thanked them all for having entertained her so well.
He did it very cleverly, indeed, and the Princess looked at the strange piglets as if she were as truly astonished as any vegetable person could be.
Yet not one of the obstacles really existed -- all were cleverly contrived deceptions.
she plays her part just as cleverly with her pen as she played it with her tongue.
I often think that the celebrated talkers of the last century would have found it difficult to talk cleverly now.