Definition of cleverness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈklevənəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklevərnəs//
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  1. 1(especially British English) the quality of being quick at learning and understanding things synonym intelligence (1) Brain size and cleverness do not go together.
  2. 2the fact of showing intelligence or skill, for example in the design of an object, in an idea or somebody's actions the cleverness of the design