clever: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (klev'ur), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
  2. superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction; facile: It was an amusing, clever play, but of no lasting value.
  3. showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious: His clever device was the first to solve the problem.
  4. adroit with the hands or body; dexterous or nimble.
    1. suitable; convenient; satisfactory.
    2. good-natured.
    3. handsome.
    4. in good health.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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