from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being tidy; neatness: as, the tidiness of dress, of a room, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being tidy.
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- noun The quality of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the habit of being tidy
- noun the trait of being neat and orderly
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Neatness, tidiness, is easy: gaze upon a manicured lawn, a minimalist room, where there is nothing to disrupt or offend one’s line of sight, and there is nothing to think about, nothing to provoke the imagination.
He had a great many housewifely ways, and his tidiness was a satisfaction to Grandma
Why would a kid want to clean up his toys in service of "tidiness" when they're so much easier to find on the floor?
When in the presence of Irish, blacks wallowed in filth and idleness but “where the blacks were found by themselves, we generally encountered tidiness, and some sincere attempt at industry and honest self-support.”
But scrupulous tidiness takes time and Gerald the perfectionist lost his chance to go elk hunting up north in Ten Sleep country.
For example, we want to send them the messages of tidiness and responsibility for their belongings, so, every evening before they go to bed, our girls pile their books on the coffee table in our living room and put away their toys in their bedrooms.
And there can be tidiness * and* clutter – real wunderkammers were, after all, well-organized.
It is the very lack of tidiness, the Starbucks spill, the torn corners that make it something than is much more than the sum of its parts.
Last year, she met with Yemeni-American community leaders to explain how to pack airplane luggage, after two Michigan men of Yemeni descent taped bottles of Pepto-Bismol to cellphones in their checked bags—apparently for tidiness—, inadvertently triggering fears of a bombing plot.
The bed rose up from this sea of refuse like a small island of tidiness.