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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
clever /'klevə/
  • tính từ
    • lanh lợi, thông minh
    • giỏi, tài giỏi, khéo léo, lành nghề
      • a clever workman: thợ giỏi
    • thần tình, tài tình, hay; khôn ngoan, lâu
      • a clever parody: một bài thơ nhại tài tình
      • a clever speech: một bài nói hay
      • a clever scheme: mưu đồ thần tình
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) tốt bụng, tử tế
Concise Dictionary
+skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
+showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
+mentally quick and resourceful
+showing inventiveness and skill

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 skilled, talented, skilful, adroit, dexterous, gifted, agile, quick-witted, intelligent, perceptive, discerning, sharp, sharp-witted, adept, able, Colloq brainy:
She was very clever at mathematics.
2 shrewd, cunning, guileful, canny, artful, crafty, sly, wily, foxy:
It was a clever move to sound out the chairman before the meeting.
3 intelligent, wise, sage, sagacious; ingenious, original, resourceful, Daedalian, inventive, creative, smart, imaginative:
It was very clever of her to memorize the record-book for the competition.
4 deft, adroit, nimble-fingered, dexterous, handy, skilful:
The old woman is clever with her hands.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective (cleverer, cleverest)
Help Note: You can also use more clever and most clever.
1 (especially BrE) quick at learning and understanding things
a clever child + Clever girl! + How clever of you to work it out! + He's too clever by half, if you ask me (= it annoys me or makes me suspicious).
2 ~ (at sth) (especially BrE) skilful: She's clever at getting what she wants. + He's clever with his hands.
3 showing intelligence or skill, for example in the design of an object, in an idea or sb's actions: a clever little gadget + What a clever idea! + That (= what you just did) wasn't very clever, was it? (= it wasn't sensible) + Admitting her mistake may have been quite a clever move on her part.
4 (BrE, informal, disapproving) quick with words in a way that annoys people or does not show respect: Don't you get clever with me!
cleverly adverb: The bar's lay-out has been cleverly designed to give a feeling of space without losing a certain cosiness.
cleverness noun [U]: Brain size and cleverness do not go together. + linguistic / technical cleverness
Collocation Dictionary

1 intelligent/skilful


be, seem, sound


awfully, extraordinarily, extremely, incredibly, really, very | pretty, quite, rather


I'm not very clever at maths.
| with
clever with his hands


too clever by half
Bob irritates me?he's too clever by half!
| too clever for your own good

2 (of a thing) ingenious




extremely, fiendishly, really, very
a simple yet fiendishly clever idea
| quite, rather

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