What is another word for cleverly?

Pronunciation: [klˈɛvəli] (IPA)

Cleverly is an adjective used to describe something done in a skillful or ingenious way. Synonyms for cleverly include astutely, shrewdly, artfully, cunningly, resourcefully, intelligently, ingeniously and adeptly. These words all point towards the idea of something being done with a certain level of craft and proficiency. A cleverly crafted plan or solution is one that is thoughtfully and effectively executed. So whether you're describing someone's witty remark, a tricky business strategy, or a beautifully designed piece of art, there is a range of synonyms for cleverly that can help bring out the depth of skill and ingenuity involved.

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What are the opposite words for cleverly?

Cleverly, a word that can be used to describe someone who is quick-witted, intelligent or resourceful, has various antonyms that convey the opposite meaning. Stupidly, clumsily, foolishly, and ineptly are some of the words that can be used as antonyms for cleverly. Whereas cleverly is used to indicate a sharp and skillful approach, stupidly implies a lack of intelligence or judgement. Additionally, clumsily indicates a lack of gracefulness, foolishly implies a lack of sense or judgement, and ineptly denotes a lack of skill or ability. These antonyms can be used to describe actions, decisions or behaviors that are anything but smart, skillful, or quick-witted.

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Usage examples for Cleverly

I must acknowledge you have played your game cleverly, and you have made the mock independence of your character the mask of your designs.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
It was cleverly done.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The fact that his hostess had somewhat cleverly contrived to leave him behind had its significance, since it seemed to indicate that she recognized that Miss Hamilton regarded him with a certain amount of favour.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Cleverly

  • Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
    William Allingham
  • we have learned in recent years that the techniques of misinformation and misdirection have become so refined that, even in an open society, a cleverly directed flood of misinformation can overwhelm the truth, even though the truth is out there, uncensored, quietly available to anyone who can find it.
    Daniel Dennett
  • Under the pressure of a war to the death, all that was best, all that was most human and gentle on each side was crushed out by military necessity. On the one side, the passion for a unified world, where every individual should live a free and full life in service of the world community, was overcome by the passion to punish spies, traitors, and heretics. On the other, vague and sadly misguided yearnings for a nobler, less materialistic life were cleverly transformed by the reactionary leaders into vindictiveness against the revolutionaries.
    Olaf Stapledon
  • The policy of plunder was the cornerstone for the welfare of the German people and a major guarantor of their political loyalty, which was first and foremost based on material considerations. The unshakable alliance between the state and the people was not primarily the result of cleverly conceived party propaganda. It was created by means of theft, with the spoils being redistributed according to equalitarian principles among the member of the ethnically defined .
    Götz Aly
  • When Mrs. Casaubon was announced he started up as from an electric shock, and felt a tingling at his fingerends. Any one observing him would have seen a change in his complexion, in the adjustment of his facial muscles, in the vividness of his glance, which might have made them imagine that every molecule in his body had passed the message of a magic touch. And so it had. For effective magic is transcendent nature; and who shall measure the subtlety of those touches which convey the quality of soul as well as body, and make a man’s passion for one woman differ from his passion for another as joy in the morning light over valley and river and white mountain-top differs from joy among Chinese lanterns and glass panels? Will, too, was made of very impressible stuff. The bow of a violin drawn near him cleverly, would at one stroke change the aspect of the world for him, and his point of view shifted— as easily as his mood. Dorothea’s entrance was the freshness of morning.
    George Eliot

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