The quality of being clever; intelligence or shrewdness: people marvelled at his cleverness the cleverness of her strategy
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- Your compilers seem to have confused cleverness with wisdom.
- However, her cleverness and talent for witty banter makes it so she never comes across as being oppressed.
- Reinventing and inverting images of Irishness, Jordan associates him with intelligence, cleverness, and wit.
intelligence, brilliance, genius, intellect; precocity, precociousness, talent, ability, capability, competence, proficiency; education, learnedness, erudition, bookishness, knowledgeableness, sagacity, wisdom
North American informal smartsshrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, quick-wittedness, acuteness, acuity; ingenuity, ingeniousness, resourcefulness, canniness, cunning, craftiness, artfulness, wiliness