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Pronunciation:  kl'evurnus

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  1. [n]  the property of being ingenious; "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design"
  2. [n]  intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
  3. [n]  the power of creative imagination

CLEVERNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brightness, ingeniousness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, ingenuity, inventiveness, smartness
 See Also: creativeness, creativity, high quality, imagination, intelligence, resource, resourcefulness, superiority



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clev"er*ness\, n.
The quality of being clever; skill; dexterity; adroitness.

Syn: See {Ingenuity}.

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