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Meaning & Definition of Clever in English

English

Clever

/klɛvər/

adjective

1. Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

  • "A cagey lawyer"
  • "Too clever to be sound"
    synonym:
  • cagey
  • ,
  • cagy
  • ,
  • canny
  • ,
  • clever

2. Mentally quick and resourceful

  • "An apt pupil"
  • "You are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-bram stoker
    synonym:
  • apt
  • ,
  • clever

3. Showing inventiveness and skill

  • "A clever gadget"
  • "The cunning maneuvers leading to his success"
  • "An ingenious solution to the problem"
    synonym:
  • clever
  • ,
  • cunning
  • ,
  • ingenious

Examples of using

How clever!
How clever Tom is!
He is not as clever as my brother.