Synonyms for clever

Synonyms for (adjective) clever

Synonyms: cunning, clever, ingenious

Definition: showing inventiveness and skill

Usage: a clever gadget; the cunning maneuvers leading to his success; an ingenious solution to the problem

Similar words: adroit

Definition: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Usage: an exceptionally adroit pianist; an adroit technician; his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers; an adroit negotiator


Synonyms: clever, cagey, cagy, canny

Definition: showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

Usage: a cagey lawyer; too clever to be sound

Similar words: smart

Definition: showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness


Synonyms: clever, apt

Definition: mentally quick and resourceful

Usage: an apt pupil; you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold-Bram Stoker

Similar words: intelligent

Definition: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

Usage: is there intelligent life in the universe?; an intelligent question