adjective, clev·er·er, clev·er·est.
Origin of clever
Examples from the Web for clever
Few of us are as clever as my Inspector Morse-loving friend.
The clever part is that the present was “re-gifted” from city and state tax revenues.
The clever crooks managed to rack up $2 million in profits over a year, Ares said.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wants to show her how clever he is and, more importantly, how well the script is going, that there is hope, a future.
The small band of French critics helped shift the view of Hitchcock from a clever, popular entertainer to a Significant Artist.
Dimber-damber, very pretty; a clever rogue who excels his fellows; chief of a gang.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
To be sure, the clever, hot-blooded little woman had held herself aloof from the crew's jaunts.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
And then the continual effort to degrade the Mass, to rob it of its mystery and holy character—it's clever, it's subtle.A Lost Cause|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Her voice suddenly took on the tone of seeming frankness that is the clever woman's best weapon.The Gambler|Katherine Cecil Thurston
Virtue indeed he regarded simply as a trick by which clever hypocrites imposed upon fools.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)|John Richard Green