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See definition of orderly on Dictionary.com
  • adj.methodical, organized
  • adj.well-behaved

synonyms for orderly

  • businesslike
  • formal
  • neat
  • precise
  • regulated
  • scientific
  • systematic
  • thorough
  • tidy
  • clean
  • regular
  • slick
  • trim
  • uniform
  • alike
  • all together
  • arranged
  • careful
  • conventional
  • correct
  • exact
  • fixed
  • framed
  • in apple-pie order
  • in good shape
  • in order
  • in shape
  • methodic
  • neat as button
  • neat as pin
  • set-up
  • shipshape
  • spick-and-span
  • to rights
  • together
  • uncluttered
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antonyms for orderly

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  • chaotic
  • confused
  • disorderly
  • disorganized
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • changing
  • inconsistent
  • rough
  • bad
  • complicated
  • misbehaving
  • unmethodical
  • unruly
  • unsystematic
  • untidy
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How to use orderly in a sentence

This city doesn’t panic, it simply spreads out in an orderly fashion.
THE SELF-DRIVING CAR IS A RED HERRING - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSANTHONY TOWNSENDOCTOBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES ARE BROKENNICOLE GOODKINDOCTOBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
His bellicose performance in the first presidential debate probably didn’t comfort businesspeople hoping for more orderly policymaking.
WHAT BUSINESS NEEDS FROM THE 2020 ELECTIONGEOFFREY COLVINSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
Thus, a shelf of alphabetized books is more orderly and has less entropy.
THE SHAPE-SHIFTING SQUEEZE COOLERSMARCUS WOOAUGUST 24, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Another way of stating this is to say that the xy-plane “parameterizes,” or collects in an orderly way, all pairs of points on the number line.
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Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Not only are they required to do things in a proper orderly manner, but people have to treat them with due deference.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
We have to remember that his daily life, where the home is orderly, helps to impress on him regularity of form.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Dobson, mouth agape, struck a little bell on the desk and the orderly stepped in from the outer room.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
After an uncertain period of waiting, the orderly called "Gordon MacRae," and the inquisition began.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO ORDERLY

  • excellent order
  • fine fettle
  • good shape
  • just so
  • neatness
  • orderly
  • perfect arrangement
  • precise order
  • shipshape
  • tidiness
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