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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cleverness:

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Definition of the noun cleverness

What does cleverness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clevernesses

  1. the power of creative imagination
  2. intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
  3. the property of being ingenious

Alternative definition of the noun cleverness

noun

  1. The property of being clever.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cleverness

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Google previewDelphi Collected Works of William Hazlitt (Illustrated) (2015)

by William Hazlitt

Cleverness is a certain knack or aptitude ...

Google previewMore Maths for Mums and Dads (2013)

by Mike Askew, Rob Eastaway

Cleverness is a quality we ...

Google previewJourney to the Abyss (2013)

The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918 by Graf Harry Kessler, Laird Easton

Only cleverness is a requirement. This French—nuanced anarchism is soft as butter and Christian up to the bomb throwing. All include “goodness” as one of the cardinal virtues and happiness as the main goal. The free and whole personality ...

Google previewThe Kaisho (2015)

A Nicholas Linnear Novel by Eric Van Lustbader

' Now, cleverness is a trait a man ...

Google previewThe Character of the Manager (2013)

From Office Executive to Wise Steward by G. Beabout

Cleverness is a sort ...

Google previewThe Road Washes Out in Spring (2006)

A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid by Baron Wormser

Cleverness is a poor substitute for soul.

Google previewInterlanguage Pragmatic Development (2009)

The Study Abroad Context by Gila Schauer

Because cleverness is a morally neutral ability, we must look to the motive, or the end, of a successful action to assess it properly: “if the mark be noble, the cleverness is laudable, but ifthe mark be bad, the cleverness is mere smartness” — ...

Google previewThe Nietzsche Dictionary (2014)

by Douglas Burnham

ClEvERNESS 67 unclean is 'common' (see BGE284). Once a work has been produced (e.g. an act done, a book published) then it is in the common sphere; if observed at all, it becomes common. Nobility cannot be judged, ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

cleverness, also to reprove someone for thatover-cleverness; especially implying asharp-tongued cleverness UK,1910 sharp andblunt noun thevagina.Rhyming slang for CUNT.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1978)

Volume 10 - Linear and Matrix Algebra to Microorganisms: Computer-Assisted Identification by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Density improvement through device cleverness, lithography, and materials. IBM's EH system has achieved high-speed production of 22 LSI wafers (24 -in.) is shown in Fig. 32 . We shall return to this figure to comment on density improvement ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

DIFFICULTY Newton, John AMBITION; ENTHUSIASM Newton, Joseph Fort RELIABILITY/UNRELIABILITY Ni Chonaill, Eibhliin Dubh OPEN AND SHUT Nicholls, David BOREDOM; CLEVERNESS; FACIAL COLOR; FRIENDSHIP; GRINS; ...

Google previewPAHLAVI, GUJARATI AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY. (1886)

by JAMASPJI DASTUR MINOCHEHERJI JAMASP ASANA

A way; road; pleasure ; proficiency ; cleverness ; one who decides ; settles ; a commentary or comment ; intelligence ; cleverness ; a learned man ; a good workman ; power ; strength ; people of the world ; God ; confidence ; explanation ; the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Maqiao (2003)

by Shaogong Han, Julia Lovell

With a feeling this was perfectly justified, perfectly natural, not even worth thinking about or seeking agreement on, they defined cleverness as the enemy, brilliance as treachery — even though they secretly worshipped cleverness and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

Cleverness; smartness.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1900)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

cleverness (klev'er-nes), n. [< cleverl + -ncss.] 1. The quality of belng clever; quickness of intellect or mechanical dexterity; adroitncss; skill ...

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Cleverness Meaning

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All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. (Stendhal)
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Scrabble value of C3L1E1V4E1R1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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