Synonyms for neat
- apple-pie order
- in good order
- in good shape
- neat as a pin
Antonyms for neat
- messed up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEAT
Katy is away for the night, you know, and I'm sure her room is as neat and pretty as can be.
He brought forth from a pocket a neat sheaf of banknotes, which he held out.
She had been so neat and orderly about everything and had kept him so clean from a baby up.
The clumsy framework of the receiver was reduced to a neat and portable size.
In English, French, and Arabic, the reason was announced in neat print.
And as Monny remarked, in neat American slang, we were "right up against it."
It was a pleasant, peaceful sitting-room, as neat as wax in every part.
How neat she was, how thrifty, how comfortable, and how comforting!
His manner of demonstration was so orderly and neat and simple, that it was not easy to mistake him.
Not being ill dressed, for she was much too neat for that, why did she run away?
1540s, "clean, free from dirt," from Anglo-French neit, Middle French net "clear, pure" (12c.), from Latin nitidus "well-favored, elegant, trim," literally "gleaming," from nitere "to shine," from PIE root *nei- "to shine" (cf. Middle Irish niam "gleam, splendor," niamda "shining;" Old Irish noib "holy," niab "strength;" Welsh nwyfiant "gleam, splendor").
Meaning "inclined to be tidy" is from 1570s. Of liquor, "straight," c.1800, from meaning "unadulterated" (of wine), which is first attested 1570s. Informal sense of "very good" first recorded 1934 in American English; variant neato is teenager slang, first recorded 1968. Related: Neatly; neatness.
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