Definitions

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  • n. The state of being neat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being neat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being neat, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being neat and smart and trim
  • n. the trait of being neat and orderly

Etymologies

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Examples

  • * Make your entry way a priority in neatness and cleanliness.

    Bringing Serenity to the Home

  • Sponsored by publisher Little, Brown and Co., the competition promoted "A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder," by Eric Abrahamson and David Freedman, a new book that argues neatness is overrated, costs money, wastes time and quashes creativity.

    Messy People are More Productive | Impact Lab

  • It’s not that extreme, to be honest, although the neatness is somewhat scary.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - The ultimate computer setup

  • Barry Wise was dressed in his usual coat and tie-his neatness was another leftover from the Marines-and he knocked on the door, finding the expected local-he was tempted to call them "natives," but that was too English, and distantly racist-at the door to conduct them in.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • 'How simple and manly!' she cried: 'none of that effeminacy of neatness, which is so detestable in a man!'

    The Dynamiter

  • The upper garment of the females, besides being cut according to a regular and uniform pattern, and sewed with exceeding neatness, which is the case with all the dresses of these people, has also the flaps ornamented in a very becoming manner by a neat border of deer-skin, so arranged as to display alternate breadths of white and dark fur.

    Journal of the Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage

  • The upper garment of the females, besides being cut according to a regular and uniform pattern, and sewed with exceeding neatness, which is the case with all the dresses of these people, has also the flaps ornamented in a very becoming manner by a neat border of deerskin, so arranged as to display alternate breadths of white and dark fur.

    Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2

  • In this conveniency of lodging that I desire, I mix nothing of pomp and amplitude -- I hate it rather; but a certain plain neatness, which is oftenest found in places where there is less of art, and that Nature has adorned with some grace that is all her own:

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • With regard to the "neatness" of the subject matter, what the video demonstrates - once you get beyond the initial "yuck" factor - is how inadequate knowledge (or poor choices) in the kitchen can lead to frankly dangerous food concoctions.

    How (not) To Make Macaroni Salad » E-Mail

  • I need some kind of neatness and order in one little area of my life, then I can work my way outward from there.

    Feelin' fine?

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