Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert.
- Mentally quick and original; bright.
- Nimble with the hands or body; dexterous.
- Exhibiting quick-wittedness: a clever story.
- New England Easily managed; docile: "Oxen must be pretty clever to be bossed around the way they are” ( Dialect Notes).
- New England Affable but not especially smart.
- Chiefly Southern U.S. Good-natured; amiable. See Regional Note at ugly.