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Genius vs. Clever

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Geniusnoun

(eulogistic) Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.

Cleveradjective

Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.

Geniusnoun

Extraordinary mental capacity.

Cleveradjective

Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.

‘clever like a fox’;

Geniusnoun

Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.

‘a work of genius.’;

Cleveradjective

Smart, intelligent, or witty; mentally quick or sharp.

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Geniusnoun

(Roman mythology) The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.

Cleveradjective

Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.

Geniusadjective

(informal) ingenious, very clever, or original.

‘What a genius idea!’;

Cleveradjective

Possessing magical abilities.

Geniusnoun

A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.

‘The unseen genius of the wood.’; ‘We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity.’;

Cleveradjective

(obsolete) Fit; suitable; having propriety.

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Geniusnoun

The peculiar structure of mind with which each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.

Cleveradjective

(obsolete) Well-shaped; handsome.

Geniusnoun

Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.

Cleveradjective

Good-natured; obliging.

Geniusnoun

Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.

‘Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifying power.’;

Cleveradjective

Fit and healthy; free from fatigue or illness.

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Geniusnoun

A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties and creativity; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.

Cleveradjective

Possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert.

‘Though there were many clever men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there were only two great creative minds.’; ‘Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.’;

Geniusnoun

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;

‘Mozart was a child genius’; ‘he's smart but he's no Einstein’;

Cleveradjective

Showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick.

Geniusnoun

unusual mental ability

Cleveradjective

Having fitness, propriety, or suitableness.

‘"T would sound more cleverTo me and to my heirs forever.’;

Geniusnoun

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Cleveradjective

Well-shaped; handsome.

Geniusnoun

exceptional creative ability

Cleveradjective

Good-natured; obliging.

Geniusnoun

a natural talent;

‘he has a flair for mathematics’; ‘he has a genius for interior decorating’;

Cleveradjective

skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends;

‘cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician’; ‘came up with a clever story’; ‘an ingenious press agent’; ‘an ingenious scheme’;

Genius

A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new discoveries or advances in a domain of knowledge. Geniuses may be polymaths who excel across many diverse subjects or may show high achievements in only a single kind of activity.There is no scientifically precise definition of a genius.

Cleveradjective

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others;

‘a cagey lawyer’; ‘too clever to be sound’;

Cleveradjective

mentally quick and resourceful;

‘an apt pupil’; ‘you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold’;

Cleveradjective

showing inventiveness and skill;

‘a clever gadget’; ‘the cunning maneuvers leading to his success’; ‘an ingenious solution to the problem’;

Cleveradjective

quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent

‘how clever of him to think of this!’; ‘she was an extremely clever and studious young woman’;

Cleveradjective

skilled at doing or achieving something; talented

‘both Grandma and Mother were clever with their hands’; ‘he was very clever at getting what he wanted’;

Cleveradjective

showing skill and originality; ingenious

‘a simple but clever idea for helping people learn computing’; ‘he taught the dog to perform some very clever tricks’;

Cleveradjective

sensible; well advised

‘Joe had a feeling it wasn't too clever, leaving Dolly alone’;

Cleveradjective

healthy or well

‘I was up and about by this time though still not too clever’;

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