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Antonyms for clever

humorless, dolorous, doleful, grave, illiterate, impractical, pedantic, screwball, pinheaded, empty-headed, maladroit, Thick-headed, wooden, brain dead, klutzy, untaught, pedestrian, slow-witted, jerky, serious, gawky, unintellectual, unintelligent, moronic, birdbrained, inept, hackney, cockeyed, infertile, mindless, half-witted, thick, corny, kooky, idiotic, lame, Impercipient, cuckoo, uncreative, dunderheaded, bonehead, preposterous, useless, uneasy, solemn, sappy, unsmart, slow, lunatic, fatuous, balmy, witless, ungraceful, loony, dumb, crazy, stodgy, softheaded, gauche, unproductive, dense, dorky, wacky, airheaded, derivative, absurd, obtuse, unwise, dopey, dotty, opaque, soft, butterfingered, nutty, rough, insane, senseless, daft, dippy, Imperceptive, uncomfortable, uninventive, imitative, ignorant, boorish, crackpot, fumbling, incompetent, heavy-handed, unfunny, unoriginal, oafish, gormless, inexpert, bungling, thick-witted, unperceptive, ungainly, unimaginative, fool, nonsensical, thickheaded, silly, feebleminded, simpleminded, brainless, doltish, unthinking, uncouth, foolish, Weak-minded, Unhandy, handless, sober, harebrained, woeful, Daffy, assembly line, lamebrain, sorry, mad, uncomic, botched, lowbrow, zany, ham-handed, featherheaded, vacuous, simple, stiff, bubbleheaded, half-baked, unamusing, Fumbled, dull, lunkheaded, asinine, imbecile, dim-witted, cookie-cutter, lachrymose, canned, dim, uneducated, clumsy, incapable, clownish, stilted, tomfool, Chuckleheaded, graceless, uninspired, plaintive, nonintellectual, uninformed, uncoordinated, ham-fisted, tearful, earnest, insentient, awkward, hackneyed, boneheaded, somber.

Quotes of clever

  1. Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  2. That was when the Spanish came in and conquered the Aztecs. I thought that was a clever thing. – Les Baxter
  3. Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  4. I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose= words in their best order; - poetry= the best words in the best order. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  5. For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful. Funny. yes. Clever no. – Jilly Cooper
  6. I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly, but scheduling it was a nightmare. – John Crowley
  7. The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague. – Edsger Dijkstra
  8. Nine -tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. – Benjamin Disraeli
  9. I get really upset seeing my friends who are mums crying because they feel like they're not good enough. Clever confident, kind young women all going, 'I'm ruining my child's life.' – Daisy Donovan
  10. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever – Charles Kingsley
  11. The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. – Rudyard Kipling
  12. We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  13. You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out. – Mary MacLane
  14. Too clever is dumb. – Ogden Nash
  15. Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain. – Philip Pullman

Usage examples for clever

  1. " Yes, yes, she is clever of course, poor dear. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Clever woman, I think, and pretty. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. 394.- A man is often more clever than one other, but not than all others. – Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  4. A clever fellow, too, they tell me. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. It is clever of him. – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
  6. You are a very clever man, Mr. Bundercombe! – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. He is very clever one can see, and knows a great deal. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. How very clever of her! – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  9. He likes girls to be jolly and pretty and clever like you. – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  10. And as I said before, it's a clever little game. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  11. She was a young widow, good- looking and clever – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  12. Then he looked towards Livia Cord and said: Well- I didn't think we could hold out on our clever Mr. Blacker as long as we have. – Get Out of Our Skies! by E. K. Jarvis
  13. " Now you are laughing at me, because I am not clever she said. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. Oh, Mamma, how clever you are! – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  15. He is keen and clever – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. Me an' 'is mother ain't clever enough for such things! – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  17. I'll tell you how I have found out that Theo Warrender would be too clever – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  18. " Ah," he replied, " you're as clever a lad as ever I see; but I lay you never see a watch like that before?" – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  19. Will she care about being clever – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  20. You are a clever woman, Mrs. Tenbruggen and you know it. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins

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