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Synonyms for clever
ˈklɛv ərclever

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Wiktionary

  1. cleveradjective

    Synonyms:
    quick-witted, sharp-witted

    Antonyms:
    dull, stupid

  2. cleveradjective

    Antonyms:
    naive, ineffectual

  3. cleveradjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cagey, cagy, canny, cleveradjective

    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, cleveradjective

    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, ingeniousadjective

    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

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. cleveradjective

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

  2. cleveradjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cleveradjective

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

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How to use clever in a sentence?

  1. James Gunn:

    Hoping the Integration Test Email #1 I just got from @hbomax is somehow the first step in extremely clever viral marketing for #Peacemaker.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.

  3. Charles Leclerc:

    I was trying to be as clever as possible using the DRS as much as possible so I was trying to break early into Turn 1 just to be behind him at the DRS detection.

  4. Bouthaina Shaaban:

    It was not easy for the West to retreat. This is the first time that the West's word has been defeated over Syria ... The Russian strategy in getting these (diplomatic) understandings is successful and clever and will bear fruit, the Russian intervention has had great importance in the Syrian crisis.

  5. David Kotok:

    This is a very clever tool, the NY Fed wants to give incentives and inducements to Berkshire, Verizon, Apple and the rest to become more economically active.


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