Also found in: Thesaurus.


a.1.Somewhat clever.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Poyser and setting a high value on his own compliments, "I like a cleverish woman--a woman o' sperrit--a managing woman."
This is a rollickingly enjoyable, forgettable, cleverish book that--at least in English translation--doesn't quite answer the question satisfactorily." SAM LEITH
This debacle resulted from nothing less than his cleverish attempt to stop the challenge that the Soviet Union was posing on the world's periphery by giving in to some of its central demands--while, in the periphery, waging a "limited war" and advertising willingness to settle for less than half a loaf.