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adjective clever pronunciation in British English /ˈklevə(r)/ 
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adjectiveclever
comparativecleverer
superlativecleverest
  1. 1
    good at learning or understanding things

    Tony was a charming and clever man.

    I'd like to be a doctor but I'm not clever enough.

    a clever boy/girl:

    What a clever boy you are!

    1. b.
      good at doing something
      clever at doing something:

      He's clever at concealing his feelings about her.

      clever with:

      To be a carpenter you've got to be clever with your hands (=good at making things).

  2. 2
    a clever idea or action is unusual but effective and intelligent

    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.

  3. 3
    British informal saying annoying or offensive things to make yourself look better than someone
    clever with:

    Don't try and get clever with me.

  4. 4
    British spoken humorous used for saying that what someone has done is stupid

    'I left the door unlocked all night.' 'That was clever.'

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cleverly

 clever pronunciation in British English  adverb

cleverness

noun [uncountable]

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