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“I think this is a really clever Machiavellian ploy that I hope doesn’t work,” said David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of the email service Basecamp, which offers an iPhone app.

The star audiences fell in love with was the product of clever producers and marketing.

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An actual gift that showed some thought for your friend’s interests would be ever so much cleverer.

Theorists raced to devise clever theories to explain the bizarre pulsar and what happened to it.

Streaming sites once devoted to quirky dances and video games, like the explosively popular short-video app TikTok and the live-streaming gaming site Twitch, now overflow with clever creators offering engaging riffs on current events.

So he runs off for freedom and is done in by his own cleverness.

They masquerade as intellectual contests, but are really just showcases for rhetorical cleverness and public charisma.

The more important smell test is one of tone: that cocktail of cleverness, warmth, and mania that marked the Henson years.

But this one was made with more care than usual, and a lot more cleverness.

My “clever” idea left without the need for cleverness in the writing; I even included a reunion ending.

With the shrewd cleverness that scarcely ever deserted her, she had forced her temper into the service of deception.

Now we present the unique spectacle of a city packed to the brim with cleverness and always ready for more.

And you have quite a distinguished collection of real ancestors, and intellect instead of mere cleverness.

Ordinary narrative poems with no satiric intent were decked in Hudibrastic couplets for the sake of a superficial cleverness.

The theory was perfect, but in practice Mr. Squirrel displayed more cleverness than he had been given credit for.

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On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cleverness, such as: dexterity, flair, gumption, quickness, wit, and ability.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.