Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being clever; quickness of intellect or mechanical dexterity; adroitness; skill; ingenuity; intelligence.
  • noun Mildness or agreeableness of disposition; obligingness; good nature.
  • noun Synonyms Faculty, Ingenuity, etc. (see genius), aptness, readiness, quickness, expertness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being clever; skill; dexterity; adroitness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being clever.
  • noun Something clever, or done cleverly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the power of creative imagination
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
  • noun the property of being ingenious

Etymologies

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clever +‎ -ness

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