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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clever mean? 

CLEVER (adjective)
  The adjective CLEVER has 4 senses:

1. skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
2. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
3. mentally quick and resourceful
4. showing inventiveness and skill

  Familiarity information: CLEVER used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

CLEVER (adjective)

Sense 1clever [BACK TO TOP]


Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends


adroit; clever; ingenious

Context examples:

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 ingenious scheme


artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)

Sense 2clever [BACK TO TOP]


Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others


canny; cagy; cagey; clever

Context examples:

a cagey lawyer / too clever to be sound


smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Sense 3clever [BACK TO TOP]


Mentally quick and resourceful


apt; clever

Context examples:

an apt pupil / you are a clever reason well and your wit is bold


intelligent (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree)

Sense 4clever [BACK TO TOP]


Showing inventiveness and skill


cunning; ingenious; clever

Context examples:

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)

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