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Dictionary definition for: Clever

1. (s) skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician" "came up with a clever story" "an ingenious press agent" "an ingeni

2. (s) showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer" "too clever to be sound"

3. (s) mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil" "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

4. (s) showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget" "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success" "an ingenious solution to the problem"

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