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Synonyms for orderly
ˈɔr dər lior·der·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. orderly

    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, cleanly, dapper, natty, neat, nice, prim, spruce, tidy, trim

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. orderly

    regular, equable, peaceable, methodical, quiet

    irregular, disorderly, riotous

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. orderlynoun

    a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

    "the orderly laid out the general's uniform"

    hospital attendant

    untidy, boisterous, unruly, moblike, mobbish, bare-knuckled, rumbustious, rough-and-tumble, rowdy, bare-knuckle, robustious, rambunctious, raucous, disorderly

  2. orderly, hospital attendantadjective

    a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

    hospital attendant

    raucous, untidy, bare-knuckled, mobbish, unruly, bare-knuckle, rambunctious, disorderly, rough-and-tumble, rumbustious, robustious, moblike, boisterous, rowdy

  3. orderlyadjective

    devoid of violence or disruption

    "an orderly crowd confronted the president"


    robustious, mobbish, rough-and-tumble, rumbustious, rowdy, rambunctious, unruly, raucous, bare-knuckle, untidy, disorderly, moblike, boisterous, bare-knuckled

  4. neat, orderlyadjective

    clean or organized

    "her neat dress"; "a neat room"

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

    untidy, disorderly, rumbustious, rowdy, bare-knuckled, moblike, mobbish, rough-and-tumble, rambunctious, robustious, bare-knuckle, raucous, unruly, boisterous

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. orderlyadjective

    regular, methodical, systematic

  2. orderlyadjective

    peaceable, quiet, well behaved

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. orderlyadjective

    systematic, methodical, well-regulated, regular, peaceable

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How to use orderly in a sentence?

  1. Carl Weick:

    Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

  2. Rick Meckler:

    Investors like stability, orderly rises and declines, and things like oil dropping by the types of moves it's been dropping and the volatility it creates is just a negative for some market participants.

  3. Rick Meckler:

    What investors seem concerned with is that oil isn't finding a base, investors like stability, orderly rises and declines, and things like oil dropping by the types of moves it's been dropping and the volatility it creates is just a negative for some market participants.

  4. Happy Gilmore:

    Nursing Home Orderly You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up. Now, you will go to sleep or I will put you to sleep. Check out the name tag. You're in my world now, grandma.

  5. The Swiss government:

    Additional measures and adjustments are required to boost the resilience of systemically important banks further and to make their restructuring or orderly resolution possible without taxpayers incurring any costs.

Translations for orderly

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  • ordonnans, velordnet, portør, oppasser, ordentligDanish
  • ordentlich, PflegehelferGerman
  • τακτικόςGreek
  • ordenado, camillero, pacífico, metódicoSpanish
  • sotilaspalvelija, sairaala-apulainen, järjestynytFinnish
  • plantonFrench
  • rendesHungarian
  • կոկիկArmenian
  • skipulegur, reglulegurIcelandic
  • attendenteItalian
  • uporządkowanyPolish
  • опрятный, ординарец, аккуратный, санитар, спокойный, мирный, упорядоченный, методичный, денщик, санитарка, вестовойRussian
  • sjukvårdsbiträde, vårdbiträdeSwedish
  • حکم دیاUrdu

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