clever /ˈklɛvɚ/ adjective
cleverer; cleverest
cleverer; cleverest
Learner's definition of CLEVER
[also more clever; most clever]
: intelligent and able to learn things quickly
: showing intelligent thinking
often used in a joking or ironic way to describe a foolish idea, action, etc.
: funny in a way that shows intelligence
British, informal : talking in a rude way that is meant to show you are smart
: good at doing things with your hands : skillful
British, informal used in various negative expressions to suggest that someone is not feeling well

too clever by half

chiefly British, informal
: clever in a way that is annoying or that causes problems

— cleverly


— cleverness

noun [noncount]