clev´er|ly

clev´er|ly
clev|er «KLEHV uhr», adjective.
1. having a quick mind; bright; intelligent: »

She is the cleverest person in our family.

2. skillful in doing some particular thing: »

He is a very clever carpenter.

SYNONYM(S): dexterous, deft, adroit.
3. showing skill or intelligence: »

The magician did a clever trick. Her answer to the riddle was clever.

4. U.S. Dialect. good-natured; obliging; amiable.
5. Dialect. convenient; agreeable.
[Middle English cliver; origin uncertain]
clev´er|ly, adverb.
clev´er|ness, noun.
Synonym Study 1 Clever, ingenious mean having a quick mind. Clever is the general word, and suggests a natural quickness in learning things and skill in using the mind: »

He had no training, but was clever enough to become a good salesman.

Ingenious means quick to see ways of doing things and skillful in inventing: »

Some ingenious person thought of the can opener.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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