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orderly

or·der·ly

orderly

 
 
pronunciation:
or dr li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by a neat and methodical arrangement.
synonyms:
neat, tidy
antonyms:
chaotic, disordered, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, messy, random, topsy-turvy
similar words:
methodical, ordered, organized, organized, shipshape, spruce, systematic, taut, trim
definition 2: respectful of or determined by rules or a system.
orderly behavior
synonyms:
disciplined, methodical, systematic
antonyms:
disorderly, fractious, lawless, tumultuous
similar words:
civil, controlled, law-abiding, neat, proper, regular, taut, well-behaved
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part of speech: adverb
definition: according to some order or system.
synonyms:
methodically, systematically
similar words:
properly
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: orderlies
definition 1: a soldier assigned to perform certain tasks for one or more officers.
similar words:
adjutant, aide
definition 2: one who performs unskilled work in a hospital.
similar words:
aide, assistant, factotum
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derivation: orderliness (n.)
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