receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
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
marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
"a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
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
(of hair) neat and tidy
"a nicely kempt beard"
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
goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy(verb)
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"
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)
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
tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away(verb)
put (things or places) in order
"Tidy up your room!"
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
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
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.
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How to use tidy in a sentence?
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.
We are looking into taking legal action against EA - not of course to exhume and re-organize the burial, that's done - but to make sure we secure a leading role in planning for a future memorial, eA are clearly on a corporate strategy to 'tidy up' the remaining issues so as to get the whole episode out of the public eye.
They wrote a speech for me to give you. But speeches are boring, make a mess, but then also help to tidy it up. A mess which gives us a free heart, a mess which gives us solidarity, a mess which gives us hope.
The year of the outside candidate is a neat, tidy package put out by the media to a certain extent, but it’s only part of the story. Look at all of the insiders who are picking up 60 percent of the vote.
My goal between now and the time I leave is to make sure that when I turn over the keys to my office, that the desk is clean, and if the world is not completely tidy, that at least it's significantly better off than the way I found it.
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- أنيق - مرتبArabic
- endreçatCatalan, Valencian
- tacluso, taclusWelsh
- sauber, ordentlichGerman
- مرتب کردن, پاکیزهPersian
- cunbhalachScottish Gaelic
- پاک و تهمیزKurdish
- bene serveturLatin
- net, proper, rein, ordelijkDutch
- arrumado, limpo, ordenadoPortuguese
- опря́тный, приводить в порядок, убирать, аккура́тный, чи́стый, наводить чистотуRussian
- זויבער, ציכטיקYiddish
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