Definition of Cleverness

1. Noun. The power of creative imagination.

Exact synonyms: Ingeniousness, Ingenuity, Inventiveness
Generic synonyms: Creative Thinking, Creativeness, Creativity
Specialized synonyms: Imagination, Resource, Resourcefulness
Derivative terms: Ingenious, Inventive



2. Noun. Intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty.
Exact synonyms: Brightness, Smartness
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Derivative terms: Bright, Bright, Clever, Smart, Smart

3. Noun. The property of being ingenious. "The cleverness of its design"
Exact synonyms: Ingeniousness, Ingenuity
Generic synonyms: High Quality, Superiority
Derivative terms: Clever, Ingenious

Definition of Cleverness

1. n. The quality of being clever; skill; dexterity; adroitness.

Definition of Cleverness

1. Noun. The property of being clever. ¹

2. Noun. Something clever, or done cleverly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cleverness

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Literary usage of Cleverness

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1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1886)
"... io mean that just as prudence is related to cleverness, being not identical with it, but closely akin to it, so is fully developed moral virtue related ..."

2. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"Case of American cleverness ... of the word clever in the United States ; I introduce the present by an illustration of the " cleverness " of the people. ..."

3. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"Case of American cleverness.—Fat cattle of Ohio.—Butcher in Buffalo. —Cause of the growth of the city of Buffalo.—Capital taken out by emigrants. ..."

4. Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover by Doran (John) (1875)
"The Queen's cleverness—Princess Augusta of Saxe ... THE Queen never exhibited her cleverness in a clearer light than when, in 1735, she got over the ..."

5. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... Past—The Strong Appeal of the Old Method—Expressing Emotion and Repressing Emotion—Gordon Craig, the Passionate Dilettante—" Unattached " cleverness. ..."

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