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Definition of Clever


  1. Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert.
  2. Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick.
  3. Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.
  4. Well-shaped; handsome.
  5. Good-natured; obliging.

Clever Quotations

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
Shel Silverstein

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
Winston Churchill

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis

When Americans are asked to rank professions in terms of honesty and ethics, insurance agents routinely end up near the bottom of the list - somewhere between politicians and car salesmen. Generally, insurers are seen as clever hucksters who prey on insecurity and ignorance to sell people what they don't need at prices they shouldn't have to pay.
James Surowiecki
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Clever Translations

clever in Afrikaans is slim, kunstig
clever in Dutch is bedreven, behendig, handig, bekwaam
clever in Finnish is viekas, taitava
clever in German is geschickt, sinnreich
clever in Italian is lesto, sveglio, esperto, saggio, furbo, savio
clever in Latin is sollers, callidus
clever in Norwegian is flink, dyktig
clever in Portuguese is inteligente
clever in Spanish is sabio, cauto, despejado, acertado, desgarrado
clever in Swedish is duktig, klok, slug, skicklig
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