Synonyms for tidy
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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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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, 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"
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 awayverb
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
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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.
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.
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.
...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."
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.
Translations for tidy
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- أنيق - مرتبArabic
- endreçatCatalan, Valencian
- taclus, taclusoWelsh
- ordentlich, sauberGerman
- پاکیزه, مرتب کردنPersian
- cunbhalachScottish Gaelic
- پاک و تهمیزKurdish
- bene serveturLatin
- proper, ordelijk, net, reinDutch
- ordenado, arrumado, limpoPortuguese
- чи́стый, наводить чистоту, аккура́тный, убирать, приводить в порядок, опря́тныйRussian
- ציכטיק, זויבערYiddish
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