One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘people marvelled at his cleverness’
intelligence, brilliance, genius, intellect
precocity, precociousness, talent, ability, capability, competence, proficiency
education, learnedness, erudition, bookishness, knowledgeableness, sagacity, wisdom
informal braininess, brains
North American informal smarts
2‘the cleverness of his strategy’
shrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, quick-wittedness, acuteness, acuity
ingenuity, ingeniousness, resourcefulness, canniness, cunning, craftiness, artfulness, wiliness
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