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Synonyms for neat
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neat, orderly(adj)

    clean or organized

    "her neat dress"; "a neat room"

    Synonyms:
    slap-up, full-strength, straight, cracking, clean, nifty, swell, orderly, keen, tasteful, bang-up, smashing, not bad(p), corking, groovy, refined, great, bully, dandy, peachy

    Antonyms:
    diluted, untidy, bad, dilute, inelegant, maladroit

  2. neat(adj)

    showing care in execution

    "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"

    Synonyms:
    slap-up, full-strength, straight, cracking, clean, nifty, swell, orderly, keen, tasteful, bang-up, smashing, not bad(p), corking, groovy, refined, great, bully, dandy, peachy

    Antonyms:
    dilute, untidy, diluted, maladroit, inelegant, bad

  3. neat, refined, tasteful(adj)

    free from what is tawdry or unbecoming

    "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"

    Synonyms:
    urbane, slap-up, full-strength, straight, cracking, clean, svelte, nifty, swell, graceful, orderly, keen, tasteful, processed, bang-up, smashing, not bad(p), elegant, corking, groovy, polished, refined, great, bully, dandy, peachy

    Antonyms:
    maladroit, diluted, untidy, dilute, bad, inelegant

  4. clean, neat(adj)

    free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

    "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"

    Synonyms:
    uninfected, straight, nifty, not bad(p), tasteful, dandy, clean-living, sportsmanlike, full-strength, uncontaminating, white, smashing, unclouded, bully, clean, slap-up, light, clear, keen, sporty, fresh, orderly, refined, corking, groovy, fair, unobjectionable, blank, swell, sporting, cracking, great, peachy, bang-up

    Antonyms:
    dilute, untidy, bad, diluted, inelegant, maladroit

  5. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(adj)

    very good

    "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

    Antonyms:
    dilute, diluted, untidy, inelegant, maladroit, bad

  6. neat, straight, full-strength(adj)

    without water

    "took his whiskey neat"

    Synonyms:
    unbent, slap-up, full-strength, straight, cracking, square(a), clean, nifty, swell, true, orderly, keen, consecutive, tasteful, bang-up, smashing, not bad(p), corking, groovy, refined, square, uncoiled, unbowed, great, bully, dandy, peachy, straightforward

    Antonyms:
    untidy, dilute, bad, inelegant, maladroit, diluted

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. neat

    That which is clean is simply free from soil or defilement of any kind. Things are orderly when in due relation to other things; a room or desk is orderly when every article is in place; a person is orderly who habitually keeps things so. Tidy denotes that which conforms to propriety in general; an unlaced shoe may be perfectly clean, but is not tidy. Neat refers to that which is clean and tidy with nothing superfluous, conspicuous, or showy, as when we speak of plain but neat attire; the same idea of freedom from the superfluous appears in the phrases "a neat speech," "a neat turn," "a neat reply," etc. A clean cut has no ragged edges; a neat stroke just does what is intended. Nice is stronger than neat, implying value and beauty; a cheap, coarse dress may be perfectly neat, but would not be termed nice. Spruce is applied to the show and affectation of neatness with a touch of smartness, and is always a term of mild contempt; as, a spruce serving man. Trim denotes a certain shapely and elegant firmness, often with suppleness and grace; as, a trim suit; a trim figure. Prim applies to a precise, formal, affected nicety. Dapper is spruce with the suggestion of smallness and slightness; natty, a diminutive of neat, suggests minute elegance, with a tendency toward the exquisite; as, a dapper little fellow in a natty business suit.

    Synonyms:
    clean, cleanly, dapper, natty, nice, orderly, prim, spruce, tidy, trim

    Antonyms:
    dirty, disorderly, dowdy, negligent, rough, rude, slouchy, slovenly, soiled, uncared for, unkempt, untidy

Editors Contribution

  1. scrawled

    neat because when you scrawled on a paper you used messy hand writing. there for the opposite word is neat

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. neat(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clean, cleanly, unsoiled, tidy, spotless, unsullied, immaculate, unstained, pure

  2. neat(a.)

    Synonyms:
    nice, spruce, trim

  3. neat(a.)

    Synonyms:
    chaste, simple, in good taste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. neat(a)

    Synonyms:
    tidy, orderly, trim, clean, cleanly, tasteful, trim, finished, artistic, nice, excellent, adroit, dainty, spruce, dapper, natty

    Antonyms:
    dowdy, slovenly, slatternly, untidy, tawdry, gaudy, frowzy, disorderly, unkempt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sec, nice, pure, owl, cool, super, dry

How to pronounce neat?

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Karen
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Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say neat in sign language?

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#15244spruce
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#17616nifty
#18848tidy
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#19860graceful
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#24896dandy
#30301tasteful
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#219755unobjectionable
#224550unclouded
#252858corking
#271082sportsmanlike
#302471unbent
#326723uncoiled

How to use neat in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    We are going to continue to pursue the strategy that has the best chance of working even though it does not offer the satisfaction, I guess, of a neat headline or an immediate resolution.

  2. Barack Obama:

    It is not neat and it is not simple, but it is the best option that we have.

  3. Amit Ray:

    Cleanliness is a mindset – a positive habit that keeps the body, mind, and environment happy, healthy, simple, neat, and delightful.

  4. Julie Johnson:

    It was really neat to see the photos after four years.

  5. Henry Louis Mencken:

    For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong.


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