Clever and Subtle have same meaning?

is clever a synonym of sutble? if not, can u please give me some synonyms of clever?

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4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    No they're not the same,

    Clever definition: Quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent.

    Skilled at doing or achieving something; talented: "she is clever with her hands".

    Subtle definition: (esp. of a change or distinction) So delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.

    (of a mixture or effect) Delicately complex and understated.

    Synonyms of clever: Smart, Intelligent, cunning, Ingenious, apt, Cagey, canny, bright, sharp-witted, quick-witted, Shrwed, sharp, astute. Hope that helped :)

  • 9 years ago

    In some contexts clever and subtle can describe similar concepts - the expression "She has a subtle mind" is one.

    However their primary meanings are different. "Subtle" implies an approach to a problem that may not be the obvious one or an indirect solution, for example, while "clever" implies an intelligent and insightful approach to a problem.

  • 9 years ago


    Synonyms with clever:

    Adept, skillful, handy, inventive, smart.... there are quite a lot.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    clever: sly, sneaky, smart,

    subtle: quiet, not very noticeable

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