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English adjective: clever

1. clever showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others


SamplesA cagey lawyer.
Too clever to be sound.


Synonymscagey, cagy, canny


Similarsmart


Antonymsstupid

2. clever mentally quick and resourceful


SamplesAn apt pupil.
You are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold.


Synonymsapt


Similarintelligent


Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

3. clever showing inventiveness and skill


SamplesA clever gadget.
The cunning maneuvers leading to his success.
An ingenious solution to the problem.


Synonymscunning, ingenious


Similaradroit


Antonymsmaladroit









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