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neat

neat

 
 
pronunciation:
nit
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: neater, neatest
definition 1: orderly in appearance, state, or habits; tidy.
I like to keep my room neat.She's a neat person who cannot put up with clutter.
synonyms:
clean-cut, orderly, spruce, tidy, trim
antonyms:
disorderly, messy, shabby, slovenly, untidy
similar words:
dapper, natty, organized, shipshape, well-groomed
definition 2: orderly and economical in procedure; systematic and simple.
We found a neat solution to the problem.
synonyms:
efficient, orderly, well-ordered
antonyms:
untidy
similar words:
methodical, organized, systematic
definition 3: clever.
She came up with a neat idea for the campaign.
synonyms:
clever, ingenious
similar words:
original, resourceful, slick
definition 4: (informal) appealing; charming in a novel way.
This company makes some neat gadgets.Where did you find those neat earrings?
synonyms:
cool
definition 5: of liquor, not diluted or mixed; straight.
I'll have a neat whisky, please.
synonyms:
straight, undiluted
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: neater, neatest
definition: (informal) in a neat manner.
She wrote her name neatly on the board.Doing this solved the problem neatly.
synonyms:
cleverly, efficiently
similar words:
orderly, tidily
derivations: neatly (adv.), neatness (n.)
Word Builder: neat +
  • neatly:
    in a neat way.
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