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Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
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  1. Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
  2. Artful, cunning, wily, etc. in one's dealings with others
  3. Having or showing a clever awareness or resourcefulness, especially in practical matters.
Energetic or quick in movement:
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  1. Energetic or quick in movement:
  2. Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology:
  3. Having or showing intelligence; bright.
Showing sound judgment and rationality:
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  1. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
  2. Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
  3. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
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  1. Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
  2. Happy; cheerful:
  3. Full of promise and hope; auspicious:
Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
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  1. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
  2. Done or occurring immediately:
  3. Designating a reference source designed to provide basic or essential information in a format that is easy to use
Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
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  1. Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
  2. Mentally keen, alert, sharp, agile, and nimble.
  3. Mentally alert and sharp; keen.
(Obsolete) Having genius; brilliant.
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  1. (Obsolete) Having genius; brilliant.
  2. Made or done in a clever or original way
  3. Clever, resourceful, original, and inventive
Marked by or given to artful subtlety and deceptiveness.
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  1. Marked by or given to artful subtlety and deceptiveness.
  2. Attractive or pretty in a delicate way; cute
  3. Made or done with skill or ingenuity
Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
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  1. Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
  2. Having clear form and detail:
  3. Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen
Sharp and quick in seeing, hearing, thinking, etc.; acute
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  1. Sharp and quick in seeing, hearing, thinking, etc.; acute
  2. Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
  3. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily
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  1. Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily
  2. Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
Quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits
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  1. Quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits
  2. Full of wit.
  3. Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance:
Clever, keen of intellect, swift of thought.
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  1. Clever, keen of intellect, swift of thought.
  2. Alternative form of sharp-witted.
  3. Having or showing keen intelligence or discernment; thinking quickly and effectively
Entertaining; diverting
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  1. Entertaining; diverting
  2. Funny, hilarious.
  3. Entertaining or pleasing.
Brilliantly or impressively clever, exciting, amusing or witty.
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  1. Brilliantly or impressively clever, exciting, amusing or witty.
  2. That scintillates with brief flashes of light; sparkling.
  3. Animated, brilliant, or highly skilled:
Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
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  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
  2. Creative, or skilful at inventing.
  3. Skilled in inventing; creative
Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.
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  1. Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.
  2. Capable or clever; able to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use; using materials at hand wisely or efficiently.
Capable of or given to inventing or creating something new, or thinking or acting in an independent, individual, fresh way
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  1. Capable of or given to inventing or creating something new, or thinking or acting in an independent, individual, fresh way
  2. Preceding all others in time; first:
  3. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
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  1. Endowed with special, in particular intellectual, abilities.
  2. Revealing special talent:
  3. Endowed with great natural ability, intelligence, or talent:
Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
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  1. Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting
  2. Quick to learn or understand:
  3. Exactly suitable; appropriate:
Using or showing little effort and not sincere or profound; superficial
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  1. Using or showing little effort and not sincere or profound; superficial
  2. Acting, working, or done easily, or in a quick, smooth way; fluent; ready
  3. Arrived at or presented without due care, effort, or examination; superficial:
Done in a smooth, offhand fashion
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  1. Done in a smooth, offhand fashion
  2. Speaking or spoken in a smooth, fluent, easy manner, often in a way that is too smooth and easy to be convincing
  3. Given to or characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern:
Relating to or having flowers that blossom before the leaves emerge. Some species of magnolias are precocious.
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  1. Relating to or having flowers that blossom before the leaves emerge. Some species of magnolias are precocious.
  2. (Botany) Blossoming before the appearance of leaves.
  3. Manifesting or characterized by development, aptitude, or interests considered advanced for a given age:
(Informal) Very intellectually capable.
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  1. (Informal) Very intellectually capable.
  2. (Informal) Having a good mind; intelligent
  3. Intelligent; smart.
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
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  1. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
  2. Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert
  3. Possessing or exercising skill; expert.
Of or from an expert
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  1. Of or from an expert
  2. Having, involving, or demonstrating skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
  3. Very skillful; having much training and knowledge in some special field
Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
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  1. Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
  2. Dexterous, deft or skillful
  3. Skillful in a physical or mental way; clever; expert
Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
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  1. Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
  2. Quick in thought or action; active; nimble
  3. Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
Mentally quick; smart, clever, witty, etc.
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  1. Mentally quick; smart, clever, witty, etc.
  2. Full of promise and hope; auspicious:
  3. Happy; cheerful:
Having or showing an alert mind or high intelligence; bright, perceptive, informed, clever, wise, etc.
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  1. Having or showing an alert mind or high intelligence; bright, perceptive, informed, clever, wise, etc.
  2. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
  3. Having or using intelligence; rational
Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
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  1. Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
  2. Sharp; vivid; strong:
  3. Sharp and quick in seeing, hearing, thinking, etc.; acute
Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
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  1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
  2. Designating a reference source designed to provide basic or essential information in a format that is easy to use
  3. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
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  1. Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
  2. Mentally keen, alert, sharp, agile, and nimble.
  3. Mentally alert and sharp; keen.
(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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  1. (Informal) Attractive or stylish:
  2. Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
  3. Brilliant; intense
Clever, keen of intellect, swift of thought.
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  1. Clever, keen of intellect, swift of thought.
  2. Alternative form of sharp-witted.
  3. Having or showing keen intelligence or discernment; thinking quickly and effectively
Shrewd or sharp, as in one's dealings
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  1. Shrewd or sharp, as in one's dealings
  2. Energetic or quick in movement:
  3. Having or showing intelligence; bright.
  1. Dexterous, deft or skillful
  2. Skillful in a physical or mental way; clever; expert
  3. Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
Skillful in a quick, sure, and easy way; dexterous
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  1. Skillful in a quick, sure, and easy way; dexterous
  2. Quick and skillful; adroit.
Having or showing mental skill
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  1. Having or showing mental skill
  2. Done with dexterity:
  3. Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
Done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; easy:
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  1. Done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; easy:
  2. Arrived at or presented without due care, effort, or examination; superficial:
  3. Acting, working, or done easily, or in a quick, smooth way; fluent; ready
Capable of making simple repairs to a house, an automobile, electrical appliances, etc.
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  1. Capable of making simple repairs to a house, an automobile, electrical appliances, etc.
  2. Readily accessible or convenient in location:
  3. Easily or effectively used; convenient or useful:
Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft:
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  1. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft:
  2. Mentally quick; quick-witted; alert
  3. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding:
Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious
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  1. Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious
  2. (Slang) Excellent, fine, enjoyable, attractive, etc.
  3. (Informal) Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance
That scintillates with brief flashes of light; sparkling.
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  1. That scintillates with brief flashes of light; sparkling.
  2. Animated, brilliant, or highly skilled:
  3. Brilliantly or impressively clever, exciting, amusing or witty.
Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology:
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  1. Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology:
  2. Fashionable; elegant:
  3. Amusingly clever; witty:
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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  1. 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.
  2. Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks.
Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance:
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  1. Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance:
  2. Characterized by or having the nature of wit; funny or jocular:
  3. (Now Dial.) Intelligent; clever

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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