Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Poll: what is the difference between clever & smart?

31 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    clever is nicking some ones bubble, smart is keeping them.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't really know... I suppose the way i think of it is that theres a few kinds of cleve&smart:

    One, Clever/Smart, being knowlagable about the things you'd typicaly associate with intelligence, knowing about the world, sort of, academic subjects: numbers etc.

    Another: Being clever/smart: knowing about people, behaviour, being streetwise, knowing how to communicate well... etc.

    And even another: just being clever in your own field, knowing a lot about your passions/interests.

    I think there's a lot of diffirences between the words, in the sense that there are variations of 'clever' & 'smart'. But I think they both really mean the same thing.

    If that makes sense

  • 1 decade ago

    this should do it:

    clever |ˈklevər|

    adjective ( cleverer , cleverest )

    quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent : a clever and studious young woman | how clever of him to think of this!

    • skilled at doing or achieving something; talented : he was clever at getting what he wanted | she is clever with her hands.

    • (of a thing, action, or idea) showing intelligence or skill; ingenious : a simple but clever idea for helping people learn computing.

    • superficially ingenious or witty : a story too clever and tidy to be real.

    • dated [usu. with negative ] informal sensible; well-advised : it wasn't too clever, leaving Dolly alone.

    smart |smärt|


    1 informal having or showing a quick-witted intelligence : if he was that smart he would never have been tricked.

    • (of a device) capable of independent and seemingly intelligent action : hi-tech smart weapons.

    • showing impertinence by making clever or sarcastic remarks : don't get smart or I'll whack you one.

    2 (of a person) clean, neat, and well-dressed : you look very smart.

    • (of clothes) attractively neat and stylish : a smart blue skirt.

    • (of a thing) bright and fresh in appearance : a smart green van.

    • (of a person or place) fashionable and upscale : a smart restaurant.

    3 quick; brisk : I gave him a smart salute.

    • painfully severe : a dog that snaps is given a smart blow.

    Source(s): New Oxford American Dictionary
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Smart people just know stuff. The clever people know it and do it

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you know the difference between clever and smart when your clever and not when your smart

  • .
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I think clever is being naturally intelligent while smartness is achieved by studying

  • 1 decade ago

    I kind of associate "clever" with sort of like street smarts where as the other is more like academic smarts.

  • Nachel
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    You're clever, i'm smart. Sums it up

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Judas is smart but i am clever

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