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Definition of the noun cleverness
What does cleverness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: clevernesses
- the power of creative imagination
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of cleverness: ingeniousness / ingenuity / inventiveness
- more generic terms: creative thinking / creativeness / creativity = the ability to create
- more specific words: resourcefulness / imagination / resource = the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
- intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
- the property of being ingenious
Alternative definition of the noun cleverness
- The property of being clever.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cleverness
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by William Hazlitt
Cleverness is a certain knack or aptitude ...
More Maths for Mums and Dads (2013)
by Mike Askew, Rob Eastaway
Cleverness is a quality we ...
Journey 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 ...
The Kaisho (2015)
A Nicholas Linnear Novel by Eric Van Lustbader
' Now, cleverness is a trait a man ...
The Character of the Manager (2013)
From Office Executive to Wise Steward by G. Beabout
Cleverness is a sort ...
A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid by Baron Wormser
Cleverness is a poor substitute for soul.
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” — ...
The 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, ...
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.
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 ...
Similes 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; ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
The 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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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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