cleverly vs smartly what difference

what is difference between cleverly and smartly

English

Etymology

From clever +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈklɛvəli/
  • Homophone: Cleverley

Adverb

cleverly (comparative more cleverly, superlative most cleverly)

  1. Wittily; in a tricky manner.
    He joked cleverly with each guest.
  2. Intelligently directed to a purpose.
    Cleverly, he found ways of ingratiating himself with all the important guests.
  3. (now US dialect) Completely, fully.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the “Stranger People’s” Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 6:
      “I ain’t a-goin’ ter let leetle Mose be kep’ up hyar till midnight a-waitin’ for you-uns ter milk the cow. It’s cleverly dark now.”

Translations



English

Etymology

smart +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsmɑː(ɹ)tli/

Adverb

smartly (not comparable)

  1. In a smart manner.
  2. Quickly.
    • She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.
  3. Intelligently.

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