What does Cleverly mean?

Definitions for Cleverly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleverly, smartlyadverb

    in a clever manner

    "they were cleverly arranged"; "a smartly managed business"


  1. cleverlyadverb

    Wittily; in a tricky manner.

    He joked cleverly with each guest.

  2. cleverlyadverb

    Intelligently directed to a purpose.

    Cleverly, he found ways of ingratiating himself with all the important guests.

  3. cleverlyadverb

    Completely, fully.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cleverlyadverb

    Dextrously; fitly; handsomely.

    Etymology: from clever.

    These would inveigle rats with th’ scent,
    And sometimes catch them with a snap,
    As cleverly as th’ ablest trap. Hudibras, p. ii. canto. 1.

    A rogue upon the highway may have as strong an arm, and take off a man’s head as cleverly as the executioner. South.


  1. Cleverly

    Cleverly is a surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleverlyadverb

    in a clever manner

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cleverly is ranked #40610 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cleverly surname appeared 538 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cleverly.

    95.1% or 512 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cleverly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cleverly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Cleverly in a Sentence

  1. The Israel Securities Authority:

    This is a complex case in which the suspects acted very cleverly and disguised the transfer route of the bribery money through bank accounts in various places around the world.

  2. Fadi Hakura:

    Erdogan cleverly opted for a security focused campaign, appealing to conservative voters' desire for security, mHP's Bahceli - or 'Mr. No' - simply showed his was a party of protest.

  3. Jenny Radesky:

    It's natural for getting a vaccine to stress out both children and their parents, i appreciate it when media creators cleverly place pearls of knowledge into their stories that help families cope.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    Well the thing about the boat is, too, it is a luxury speedboat, but it is cleverly disguised as a fishing boat, but the best answer I got is someone who emailed me or texted me and said, 'Any boat where you have to go to the bathroom off the side of the boat is not a luxury speedboat.'.

  5. Brian Kernighan:

    Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. currish
    • B. commensal
    • C. repugnant
    • D. bristly

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