English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
clean or organized
"her neat dress"; "a neat room"
showing care in execution
"neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
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"
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
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"
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
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashingadjective
"he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
neat, straight, full-strengthadjective
"took his whiskey neat"
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
neat because when you scrawled on a paper you used messy hand writing. there for the opposite word is neat
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How to use neat in a sentence?
Cleanliness is a mindset – a positive habit that keeps the body, mind, and environment happy, healthy, simple, neat, and delightful.
The day the city’s street appears clean and neat, Indians of that place get to know that some topmost politicians are going to visit.
What’s neat about their model is they can go back in time with it and see how it might have influenced eruption rates many millions of years ago.
He is going to feel fine. That's the really neat thing about what we do now. Because these drugs are not chemotherapy, they don't have chemo-associated side effects.
Rugs were vacuumed, everything was neat and put away.
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- نظيف, انيقArabic
- enginyós, sol, pulcre, net, purCatalan, Valencian
- čistý, elegantníCzech
- Hausrind, sauber, nett, adrett, ordentlichGerman
- pulcro, pura, res, puro, bien hecho, limpio, derecho, bovino, ordenadoSpanish
- شسته و رفتهPersian
- puhdas, taitava, nauta, siisti, raaka, etevä, tyylikäsFinnish
- ordonné, pure, net, bétail, pur, soignéFrench
- שור, בקרHebrew
- pulito, puro, ordinatoItalian
- tīrs, glīts, tīrīgsLatvian
- puur, netDutch
- asseado, bovino, limpado, levePortuguese
- чистый, бык, опрятный, короваRussian
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