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Synonyms for tidy
ˈtaɪ ditidy

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. tidyverb

    Antonyms:
    untidy, messy

  2. tidyadjective

    Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.

    Keep Britain tidy.

    Antonyms:
    messy, untidy

  3. tidyadjective

    Antonyms:
    untidy, messy

  4. tidyadjective

    The scheme made a tidy profit.

    Antonyms:
    untidy, messy

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tidy

    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, neat, nice, orderly, prim, spruce, trim

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tidy

    Synonyms:
    neat, orderly, spruce, clean, cleanly, tight

    Antonyms:
    disorderly, untidy, slovenly

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. tidyadjective

    receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

    Antonyms:
    frowsy, higgledy-piggledy, disorderly, scraggly, unkempt, topsy-turvy, jumbled, sluttish, rambling, straggly, untidy, sloppy, slovenly, slouchy, straggling, frowzled, mussy, frowzy, dishevelled, blowzy, inconsiderable, littered, rumpled, sprawling, slatternly, blowsy, ungroomed, tousled, cluttered, hugger-mugger, disheveled, messy

  2. tidyadjective

    marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

    "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"

    Synonyms:
    hefty, respectable, kempt, goodly, goodish, healthy, sizeable, sizable

    Antonyms:
    unkempt, slouchy, littered, straggling, frowzy, sluttish, straggly, cluttered, untidy, disorderly, slovenly, topsy-turvy, tousled, mussy, rambling, messy, dishevelled, frowsy, hugger-mugger, blowzy, rumpled, disheveled, slatternly, jumbled, ungroomed, blowsy, sprawling, frowzled, scraggly, higgledy-piggledy, sloppy, inconsiderable

  3. kempt, tidyadjective

    (of hair) neat and tidy

    "a nicely kempt beard"

    Synonyms:
    hefty, respectable, kempt, goodly, goodish, healthy, sizeable, sizable

    Antonyms:
    frowsy, straggling, slouchy, littered, disheveled, messy, inconsiderable, rumpled, unkempt, cluttered, hugger-mugger, topsy-turvy, blowsy, frowzled, disorderly, rambling, jumbled, ungroomed, untidy, higgledy-piggledy, frowzy, tousled, slovenly, straggly, mussy, dishevelled, sluttish, sprawling, scraggly, sloppy, slatternly, blowzy

  4. goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidyverb

    large in amount or extent or degree

    "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"

    Synonyms:
    levelheaded, good, brawny, powerful, honorable, sizable, sound, kempt, sizeable, hefty, healthy, salubrious, respectable, sinewy, ample, intelligent, estimable, goodly, goodish, level-headed, muscular, good for you(p)

    Antonyms:
    slovenly, dishevelled, hugger-mugger, rambling, sprawling, slatternly, messy, topsy-turvy, higgledy-piggledy, frowzy, straggling, straggly, inconsiderable, sluttish, sloppy, blowsy, rumpled, disheveled, ungroomed, jumbled, slouchy, unkempt, frowzled, littered, tousled, untidy, frowsy, blowzy, mussy, scraggly, cluttered, disorderly

  5. tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square awayverb

    put (things or places) in order

    "Tidy up your room!"

    Synonyms:
    shed light on, put right, disentangle, enlighten, unbend, crystalize, see the light, crystalise, elucidate, tidy up, crystallize, iron out, groom, square away, clear, straighten, reform, crystallise, straighten out, roll out, sort out, illuminate, unsnarl, neaten, clean up, clear up

    Antonyms:
    scraggly, slatternly, straggly, disheveled, ungroomed, rambling, frowzy, blowzy, untidy, dishevelled, messy, straggling, slovenly, hugger-mugger, blowsy, inconsiderable, sprawling, mussy, sluttish, frowzled, frowsy, littered, jumbled, tousled, sloppy, higgledy-piggledy, unkempt, topsy-turvy, disorderly, rumpled, cluttered, slouchy

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  1. clean

    Submitted by shansaty on October 29, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. tidyadjective

    Synonyms:
    clean, cleanly, neat, spruce

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tidyadjective

    Synonyms:
    orderly, neat, trim

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.5 / 4 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tidy":

    orderly

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#194605levelheaded
#224484crystallise
#315326kempt

How to use tidy in a sentence?

  1. Mike Fratantoni:

    Tidy up a bit to get it ready to list. ... We'll be back to a place where it matters if Mike Fratantoni home is in good shape.

  2. Linda Kinkade with his intelligence:

    Linda may have been in the hospital for some time, but she was always neat and tidy, i remember I saw a highboy dresser with just a bunch of papers on it. It was a 401K, life insurance policies, all kinds of debts. My initial thought was, ‘This is not good. Something very bad is happening at the house.’ She had to get out of there.

  3. Henry Bromel:

    We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.

  4. Kathleen Vohs:

    People find rule-following to be comforting because they know exactly what to do, and not a lot of decisions have to be made, if people are perhaps stressed out or somewhat exhausted from their normal everyday lives, looking at a hyper-tidy environment, a hyper-organized environment could give that sense of calm or release because it sort of suggests that all you have to do is follow the rules, and everything will be okay.

  5. Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305.:

    ...to emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on Heaven is to create hell. In their desperate longing to transcend the disorderliness, friction, and unpredictability that pesters life; in their desire for a fresh start in a tidy habitat, germ-free and secured by angels, religious multitudes are gambling the only life they may ever have on a dark horse in a race that has no finish line."


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