Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being clever; quickness of intellect or mechanical dexterity; adroitness; skill; ingenuity; intelligence.
- n. Mildness or agreeableness of disposition; obligingness; good nature.
- n. Synonyms Faculty, Ingenuity, etc. (see genius), aptness, readiness, quickness, expertness.
- n. The property of being clever.
- n. Something clever, or done cleverly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being clever; skill; dexterity; adroitness.
- n. the power of creative imagination
- n. intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
- n. the property of being ingenious
- clever + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Nor do the workers themselves complain of this, for, full of admiration for what they call the cleverness of their leaders, they have by their votes rendered possible the gradual rise of these in public life.”
“Some of his shipowning friends were struck with what they called his cleverness, and asked him to convey to them his secret for finding a person so unlike the ordinary shipmaster.”
“He did not go with me, for my aunt wanted him to hold skeins of wool for her to wind, but he made up to me for the disappointment that evening by sitting by me while I pinned out my few but far from rare captures, taking great pleasure in holding the pins for me, and praising what he called my cleverness in cutting out pieces of card.”
“Besides, what you call cleverness is not at all necessary in a girl; she is perfectly lady-like; even you won't deny that.”
“A crucial facet of human cleverness is sensitivity to social tone.”
“Bryan and Tyler like the book, perhaps because for them the point of diminishing returns to this sort of cleverness is much farther away on the horizon.”
“It has a certain cleverness to it, and it's visually magnificent in places (though some of the action is so frenetic that it's easy to lose track.)”
“Even in law school, perhaps the place more than any other where sheer cleverness is prized and love of argument for its own sake is fundamental to the culture, he was not much interested in academic jousting.”
“Instead, cleverness is a honed skill that takes time, dedication and above all, a commitment to cultivate an appreciation for not only doing the least amount of work possible, but also the ability to pick the least amount of work possible that will also afford the most leverage in actually solving the problem.”
“A New Spirit of Shanzai Once a term used to suggest something cheap or inferior, "shanzhai" now suggests to many a certain Chinese cleverness and ingenuity.”
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