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Tony was a charming and clever man.
I’d like to be a doctor but I’m not clever enough.
What a clever boy you are!
She had a clever lawyer, and was never punished for the murder.
He’s clever at concealing his feelings about her.
To be a carpenter you’ve got to be clever with your hands (=good at making things).
It was a clever idea to sell the boat.
The clever use of colour can make fine hair look thick.
Using the Welsh name was a clever marketing ploy.
Don’t try and get clever with me.
‘I left the door unlocked all night.’ ‘That was clever.’
This is the British English definition of clever. View American English definition of clever.