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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
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* Make your entry way a priority in neatness and cleanliness.
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.
It’s not that extreme, to be honest, although the neatness is somewhat scary.
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.
'How simple and manly!' she cried: 'none of that effeminacy of neatness, which is so detestable in a man!'
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.
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.
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:
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.
I need some kind of neatness and order in one little area of my life, then I can work my way outward from there.