Clever synonyms

klĕv'ər

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Showing sound judgment and rationality:
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(Archaic) Pretentious; showy; spruce.
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The definition of shrewd is sharp or intelligent with practical concerns.
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Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
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(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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Apt is defined as a response or result that is likely, expected or anticipated.
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The definition of keen is something sharp or intense.
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The definition of bright is shining and full of light, mentally quick or witty.
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Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
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The definition of ingenious is clever and inventive, or someone who is smart, clever or original.
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Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470).]
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(Informal) Very intellectually capable.
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The definition of witty is someone or something that is funny and clever.
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Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; "” in a good sense.
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Endowed with one or more talents.
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Having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
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(Brit., Dial.) Good; nice; fine
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Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
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Characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative:
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The definition of skillful is someone or something that shows talent or adeptness.
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Having or exhibiting keenly perceptive intellect.
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Exhibiting advanced skills at an abnormally early age.
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Mentally quick
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Capable of or given to inventing or creating something new, or thinking or acting in an independent, individual, fresh way
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The definition of facile is something that uses little effort or is easy to do.
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Glib is defined as speaking in a very smooth, easy way, which may appear to be insincere.
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(Idiomatic) able to readily understand things; intelligent
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Characteristic of an expert.
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Fit for all readers, listeners, or audiences; not ribald or obscene:
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Having keen judgment or understanding; acutely perceptive
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Fine; good; nice
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Something clever, or done cleverly.
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The power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen
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The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
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Alternative spelling of whiz kid.
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Alert is defined as being awake and functioning at an energetic level.
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Animated, brilliant, or highly skilled:
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Mentally quick
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Done with, using, or showing much art or skill
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Having, using, or showing imagination; having great creative powers
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The definition of ignorant is something or someone lacking in knowledge, or is stupid or rude.
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Mentally quick and original
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The definition of active is a person, thing or idea which is moving, in motion or changing.
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Clear is defined as a sky that is free from clouds, something that is easily seen through or an area that is empty or free of clutter.
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Easy to use, useful.
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The definition of heady is something that has an intoxicating or exhilarating effect.
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Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
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Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
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Quick and light in movement or action.
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Ready to do favors for others; accommodating.
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Having the power of perceiving, especially perceiving keenly and readily.
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Capable of receiving something
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Capable or clever; able to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use; using materials at hand wisely or efficiently.
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The definition of sagacious is someone with sound judgment.
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Having great wisdom and discernment.
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(Informal) Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance
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Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates:
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Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight:
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Displays of skillfulness or ease of ability.
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A cultivated, highly intelligent person.
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An apt, clever, or witty remark
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A talented person who achieves great success at an early age; a wunderkind.
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The definition of gumption is determination and courage.
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An ingenious or imaginative contrivance.
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Resourcefulness is defined as the ability and creativity to cope with difficulties.
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Not clever.
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Embarrassed; abashed:
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(Of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.
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Not dexterous; clumsy.
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Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
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Showing foolishness or stupidity.
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Quick and skillful; adroit.
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Having or showing mental skill
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Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles.
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Amusing or pleasing because of wit or originality
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Having a natural ability or aptitude; talented
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(Simile, colloquial) very intelligent
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Keen or quick of mind; shrewd
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Highly skilled; expert
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Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
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The definition of discerning is showing good judgment or good taste.
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(Of a person) red-haired.
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Generally able or adroit; handy.
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Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate.
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Having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition
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Capable of exercising sound judgment in practical matters, esp. as concerns one's own interests
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Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness.
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Alternative form of cagey.
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A highly talented or gifted individual; one who is successful at a young age.
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Synonym Study

  • Shrewd suggests cleverness and acumen accompanied by practicality a shrewd judge of character, sometimes verging on craftiness a shrewd politician See also syn. study at intelligent.
  • Ingenious stresses inventive skill, as in origination or fabrication an ingenious device
  • Cunning suggests great skill or ingenuity, but often implies deception or craftiness cunning as a fox
  • Clever , implies quick-wittedness or adroitness, as in contriving the solution to a problem a clever reply
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