adjective, clev·er·er, clev·er·est.
Origin of clever
SYNONYMS FOR clever
Examples from the Web for cleverness
So he runs off for freedom and is done in by his own cleverness.The Shocking ‘Fargo’ Finale: Creator Noah Hawley Breaks Down the Epic Bloodbath|Kevin Fallon|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The more important smell test is one of tone: that cocktail of cleverness, warmth, and mania that marked the Henson years.Bad Jokes and Silent Kids: How You Know Something Is Very Wrong With Muppets Most Wanted|Brandy Zadrozny|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My “clever” idea left without the need for cleverness in the writing; I even included a reunion ending.
The story is a classic of doggedness, cleverness, and a little luck.
You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient.
But the trouble is we trust our cleverness so much that we get cheated that way.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun
Your cleverness has misled you and has hitherto done you far more evil than good.Bunyan Characters|Alexander Whyte
You with all your energy and cleverness and general sanity, and he so widely sympathetic that he is a bit impersonal.The Dull Miss Archinard|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It is a matter of common information that James prided himself on his cleverness.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
His yellow, mobile features were certainly full of cleverness and sarcasm.A Sportsman's Sketches|Ivan Turgenev