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Synonyms for orderly
ˈɔr dər li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orderly(noun)

    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 attendant(adj)

    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. orderly(adj)

    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, orderly(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. orderly

    regular, equable, peaceable, methodical, quiet

    irregular, disorderly, riotous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. orderly(a.)

    regular, methodical, systematic

  2. orderly(a.)

    peaceable, quiet, well behaved

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. orderly(a)

    systematic, methodical, well-regulated, regular, peaceable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "orderly":

    ordered, methodical, well-ordered, clutter-free, disciplined, smooth, systematic, tidy, harmonious

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How to use orderly in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    We're going to have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one, what we all say about it is, frankly, irrelevant.

  2. State John Kerry on Tuesday:

    We need to have an orderly transition, a managed transition, so that you don't have a fear for retribution, loss of life, revenge.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    We are strong, prosperous and an orderly nation, and such a nation must have a lawful system of immigration.

  4. Wooding Fowler:

    You're being asked for an orderly wind-down or a crash and burn.

  5. Juan Campuzano:

    We're excited about this visit despite the conflict that Ecuador is going through right now, hopefully everything will work out in an orderly manner and this visit will be productive in restoring faith and love.

Translations for orderly

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  • oppasser, portør, ordonnans, velordnet, ordentligDanish
  • ordentlich, PflegehelferGerman
  • τακτικόςGreek
  • metódico, camillero, pacífico, ordenadoSpanish
  • järjestynyt, sotilaspalvelija, sairaala-apulainenFinnish
  • plantonFrench
  • rendesHungarian
  • կոկիկArmenian
  • reglulegur, skipulegurIcelandic
  • attendenteItalian
  • uporządkowanyPolish
  • вестовой, санитарка, денщик, методичный, упорядоченный, санитар, мирный, спокойный, ординарец, аккуратный, опрятныйRussian
  • vårdbiträde, sjukvårdsbiträdeSwedish
  • حکم دیاUrdu

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