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English definition of “clever”

clever

adjective     /ˈklev.ər/ US  //
A1 having or showing the ability to learn and understand things quickly and easily: Judy has never been very clever, but she tries hard. Fiona is very clever at physics. Charlie has a clever idea/plan for getting us out of our present difficulties.IntelligencePerceptive skilful: My mother is very clever with her hands.IntelligencePerceptive B1 well-designed: I've got a clever little gadget for opening jars.Useful or advantageous disapproving showing intelligence, but not sincere, polite, or serious: That's enough clever talk, young lady.IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of clever adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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