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1. cleverness

noun. ['ˈklɛvɝnəs'] the power of creative imagination.

Synonyms

  • resourcefulness
  • resource
  • imagination
  • creativeness
  • ingeniousness
  • ingenuity
  • creative thinking
  • inventiveness

Antonyms

  • inelegance
  • dullness
  • bright
  • dull

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • clever (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Cleverness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word cleverness


1. Noun, singular or mass
The ideal business name combines elements of cleverness and distinctiveness with a touch of authority.

Quotes containing the word cleverness


1. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
- Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

2. She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness.
- Joe Hill, NOS4A2

3. Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
- Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

2. cleverness

noun. ['ˈklɛvɝnəs'] intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty.

Synonyms

  • brightness
  • intelligence

Antonyms

  • convergent thinking
  • liability
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • clever (English)

3. cleverness

noun. ['ˈklɛvɝnəs'] the property of being ingenious.

Synonyms

  • ingeniousness
  • ingenuity
  • high quality

Antonyms

  • inferiority
  • creative
  • uncreative
  • inability

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • clever (English)
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