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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.
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clever

(ˈklɛvə)
adj
1. displaying sharp intelligence or mental alertness
2. adroit or dexterous, esp with the hands
3. smart in a superficial way
4. informal Brit sly; cunning
5. (predicative; used with a negative) dialect healthy; fit
[C13 cliver (in the sense: quick to seize, adroit), of uncertain origin]
ˈcleverish adj
ˈcleverly adv
ˈcleverness n
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clev•er

(ˈklɛv ər)

adj. -er•er, -er•est.
1. mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
2. superficially skillful or witty; facile: a clever remark.
3. showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious: a clever idea.
4. dexterous or nimble.
5. Dial.
a. suitable; satisfactory.
b. good-natured.
c. handsome.
[1250–1300; Middle English cliver, akin to Old English clifer claw, clife burdock. See cleavers]
clev′er•ish, adj.
clev′er•ish•ly, adv.
clev′er•ly, adv.
clev′er•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clever - showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
2.clever - mentally quick and resourcefulclever - mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
3.clever - showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
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clever

adjective
1. intelligent, quick, bright, talented, gifted, keen, capable, smart, sensible, rational, witty, apt, discerning, knowledgeable, astute, brainy (informal), quick-witted, sagacious, knowing, deep, expert My sister has always been the clever one in our family.
intelligent slow, thick, stupid, dull, dense, dumb (informal), witless
3. skilful, able, talented, gifted, capable, inventive, adroit, dexterous My father was very clever with his hands.
skilful awkward, clumsy, inept, inexpert, maladroit, unaccomplished, ham-fisted (informal)
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clever

adjective
1. Mentally quick and original:
2. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
3. Amusing or pleasing because of wit or originality:
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Translations
بارِع، ذَكيذكيشَاطِرماهِر، حاذِق
chytrýznamenitýzručný
klogkvikrasksmartsnild
älykäskätevänokkela
pametan
eszesokosügyes
handlaginn, snjallskynsamur, greindursnjall
賢い
영리한
nagingasprotingaiprotingumassumanumas
gudrsizveicīgsprasmīgi darinātsspējīgs
bisterspreten
begåvad
เฉลียวฉลาด
thông minh

clever

[ˈklevəʳ] ADJ (cleverer (compar) (cleverest (superl)))
1. (= intelligent) [person] → inteligente, listo
clever girl!¡qué chica más lista!
that was clever of you¡qué listo eres!
that wasn't very clever, was it? >eso ha sido una metedura de pata ¿no te parece?
2. (= skilful) [craftsman, sportsman] → hábil, habilidoso; [piece of work, action] → hábil, ingenioso
he is very clever with his handses muy mañoso, es muy hábil or habilidoso con las manos
she is very clever with carsentiende de coches, tiene mano para los coches
to be clever at sthtener aptitud para algo
3. (= ingenious) [book, idea, design] → ingenioso
4. (often pej) (= smart, astute) [politician, lawyer, criminal] → astuto, listo; [move, approach, plan] → astuto, ingenioso; [trick, hoax, technique, advertising] → ingenioso
he was too clever for usfue más listo que nosotros
he did some clever book-keepinghizo la contabilidad con bastante maña
don't get clever (with me)! >¡no te hagas el listo (conmigo)!
to be too clever by half >pasarse de listo
clever Dick (Brit) clever clogs (Brit) → sabelotodo mf inv, listorro/a m/f
see also half 1
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clever

[ˈklɛvər] adj
(= intelligent) [person] → intelligent(e)
She's very clever → Elle est très intelligente.
to be clever at sth (= good) → être doué(e) pour qch
to be clever at doing sth → être doué(e) pour faire qch
(= crafty) [person] → habile
to be too clever by half (British)être trop malin/igne
[device, arrangement, system] → ingénieux/euse, astucieux/euse
a clever system → un système astucieux
what a clever idea! → quelle bonne idée!
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clever

adj
(= mentally bright)schlau; animal alsoklug; to be clever at Frenchgut in Französisch sein; how clever of you to remember my birthday!wie aufmerksam von dir, dass du an meinen Geburtstag gedacht hast!
(= ingenious, skilful, witty)klug; person, move in chess alsogeschickt; idea alsoschlau; device, machineraffiniert, geschickt; to be clever at somethingin etw (dat)geschickt sein; he is clever at raising moneyer ist geschickt, wenn es darum geht, Geld aufzubringen; to be clever with one’s handsgeschickte Hände haben
(= cunning, smart)schlau, clever (inf)
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clever

[ˈklɛvəʳ] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → intelligente; (deft, skilful) → abile; (ingenious, idea, person, device) → geniale
to be clever at sth → essere abile in qc
he is very clever with his hands → è molto abile or bravo nei lavori manuali
he was too clever for us → era più furbo di noi
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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
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clever

شَاطِر chytrý klog schlau έξυπνος inteligente älykäs intelligent pametan intelligente 賢い 영리한 slim smart zdolny esperto умный begåvad เฉลียวฉลาด zeki thông minh 聪明的
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