part of speech: adjective

definition 1: having a bright, sharp, and quick mind; intelligent.

  • She is a clever student who asks interesting questions.

synonyms: adept, agile, bright, quick, sharp, smart

antonyms: dull, dumb, stupid

definition 2: showing original or creative thought.

  • His clever invention brought a solution to a difficult problem.

synonyms: creative, ingenious, inventive, original

antonyms: dumb, stupid

derivations: cleverly (adv.), cleverness (n.)