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Synonyms for clever
ˈklɛv ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cagey, cagy, canny, clever(adj)

    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

    Synonyms:
    cagey, ingenious, chary, cagy, apt, cunning, canny

    Antonyms:
    unintelligent, stupid, maladroit

  2. apt, clever(adj)

    mentally quick and resourceful

    "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

    Synonyms:
    disposed(p), minded(p), cagey, given(p), ingenious, apt(p), cagy, apt, cunning, tending(p), liable(p), canny, apposite, pertinent

    Antonyms:
    stupid, unintelligent, maladroit

  3. clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)

    showing inventiveness and skill

    "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

    Synonyms:
    tricksy, canny, cunning, cagy, slick, sly, cute, cagey, wily, apt, ingenious, knavish, crafty, guileful, dodgy, tricky, foxy

    Antonyms:
    stupid, maladroit, unintelligent

Wiktionary

  1. clever(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    quick-witted, sharp-witted

    Antonyms:
    dull, stupid

  2. clever(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    naive, ineffectual

  3. clever(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    clumsy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clever

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    able, adroit, apt, bright, capable, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, intelligent, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clever

    Synonyms:
    able, ready, talented, quick, ingenious, dexterous, adroit, expert, gifted, quick-witted, skillful, well-contrived

    Antonyms:
    weak, dull, stupid, slow, illcontrived, doltish, uninventive, awkward, clumsy, bungling, botched

Editors Contribution

  1. smart

    to understand quickly.

    he is so smart

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2020  
  2. anansi

    Submitted by anonymous on November 19, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clever(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dexterous, skilful, apt, handy, ready, quick, smart, expert, able

  2. clever(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] kind, benign, amiable, obliging, accommodating, well-meaning, well-disposed, good-natured, kind-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clever(a)

    Synonyms:
    adroit, skillful, expert, ingenious, deft, dexterous

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How to use clever in a sentence?

  1. Phil Davis:

    These other oils don't get as much attention as the headline numbers put out by the EIA and have been a clever and convenient way to hide weak product demand.

  2. John Peel:

    I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Stupid man produces noise; clever man produces silence!

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The right thoughts of the clever man are a ladder which takes you higher places. By climbing these ladders, one day you yourself become such a ladder itself!

  5. Emeasoba George:

    It takes wisdom/insight/proactive approach to be resourceful i.e. to have the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.


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