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cleverness

Cleverness is the quality someone has when they're funny and smart or inventive. If you're wise and witty, your cleverness is likely to make school a breeze.

It takes cleverness to solve a tricky logic problem, and it takes a slightly different kind of cleverness to tell a joke really well or come up with a funny response. When a person is clever, they're either very smart and quick-thinking, or they're witty. The meaning of cleverness has evolved over time, including meaning "attractiveness" and "agreeableness" in some dialects.

Definitions of cleverness
  1. noun
    intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    synonyms: brightness, smartness
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    type of:
    intelligence
    the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  2. noun
    the power of creative imagination
    synonyms: ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness
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    types:
    imagination, resource, resourcefulness
    the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
    armory, armoury, inventory
    a collection of resources
    type of:
    creative thinking, creativeness, creativity
    the ability to create
  3. noun
    the property of being ingenious
    “the cleverness of its design”
    synonyms: ingeniousness, ingenuity
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    type of:
    high quality, superiority
    the quality of being superior
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