clever

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈklɛvər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈklɛvɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(klevər)


Inflections of 'clever' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
cleverer
adj comparative
cleverest
adj superlative
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clever

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a clever [person, student, businessman, dog, child]
  2. it was (very) clever to [use, put, have, be]
  3. was a clever way to [use]
  4. a clever [use, method] for
  5. a clever [plan, thought, strategy, solution, idea, way]
  6. is a clever [idea, plot, song]
  7. what a clever [idea]!
  8. is such a clever [girl, boy]!
  9. you clever [girl, thing]!
  10. is so clever!
  11. I suppose you think [that was, you're] clever?
  12. how clever of you!
  13. that wasn't very clever (of him), was it?
  14. he's not the cleverest [man, boy, student]
  15. clever enough to [plan, win, succeed, devise, find, think]
  16. was very clever with his [hands, feet]
  17. UK: it's not big or clever
  18. [very, terribly, awfully, really] clever
  19. UK: is (so) clever-clever
  20. slang, UK: is [a real, such a] clever [clogs, dick]
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