Cleverness and Skill


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Cleverness noun – Subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something.
Usage example: the undeniable cleverness of the negotiator, who managed to get each side to believe that they had won

Skill is a synonym for cleverness in talent topic. In some cases you can use "Skill" instead a noun "Cleverness", when it comes to topics like dexterity, adroitness, brightness. popular alternative
Nearby Words: clever, cleverly
Synonyms for Cleverness


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Skill noun – Subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something.
Usage example: with unbelievable skill, the expert in origami transformed a few sheets of paper into a menagerie of exotic animals

Cleverness is a synonym for skill in expertise topic. You can use "Cleverness" instead a noun "Skill", if it concerns topics such as ability, talent, dexterity, adroitness. popular alternative
Nearby Words: skilled, skillfully, skilful, skilly
Synonyms for Skill

How words are described

particular particular cleverness particular skill
similar similar cleverness similar skill
natural natural cleverness natural skill
true true cleverness true skill
Other adjectives: sheer, raw, powerful, extreme, superior, innate, legendary, tactical.

Both words in one sentence

  • Real Life / Cool Plane The skill and cleverness of the Warthog pilots has done much to overcome the limitations of the avionics.
  • Also similar to Weak, but Skilled; similar in that there is a better trained performer against a stronger or more talented rival, but different in that the one with the best training wins, usually through cleverness and skill.
  • His grandson and son inherit some of his skill and cleverness.
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