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Synonyms for neat
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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. neat, orderlyadjective

    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. neatadjective

    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, tastefuladjective

    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, neatadjective

    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, smashingadjective

    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-strengthadjective

    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

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. neatadjective

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

  2. neatadjective

    Synonyms:
    nice, spruce, trim

  3. neatadjective

    Synonyms:
    chaste, simple, in good taste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. neatadjective

    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 for "neat":

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

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How to use neat in a sentence?

  1. Haley Byrd:

    It’s a little surreal to think about all of the kind of people who were working on our engagement behind the scenes, i had no idea the proposal was coming that day. My mom tricked me into thinking we were going to take family photos at the Jefferson memorial, and when we showed up Evan was there with his whole family. When I saw the Kit Kat box, I just started laughing. It was such a neat experience, and I am beyond grateful that Evan put so much thought into it.

  2. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    Im thankful that the person who located the bag did the right thing and called us, these are dangerous narcotics and could be deadly in the wrong hands. TRINITARIOS GANG BUST IN BOSTON SUBURB NETS 79 GUNS, 32 ARRESTS : FEDS Officials said the beach was searched, but no additional bags were found. Neighboring law enforcement agencies were notified of the narcotics so that they could check their beaches. The drugs discovered on the beach Friday were entered into evidence and will eventually be destroyed. Neat told FOX35 that the cocaine in the bag could be worth between.

  3. Mark Trumbo:

    It was really cool, i don't think I've ever been a part of something like that. It was really neat.

  4. Doug Boles:

    For us, it was just a neat way to help the kids in the town celebrate in a year where celebrating looks completely different.

  5. Haris naeem dhoraji:

    Coffee black, water tap, whisky neat.


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