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tidy

ti·dy

tidy

 
 
pronunciation:
taI di
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tidier, tidiest
definition 1: neat and orderly in appearance, arrangement, manner of proceeding, or the like.
synonyms:
neat, orderly, shipshape, trim
antonyms:
blowzy, disheveled, disorderly, messy, scruffy, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy
similar words:
clean, immaculate, methodical, organized, spick-and-span, systematic, taut
definition 2: satisfactory or acceptable.
a tidy settlement
synonyms:
acceptable, decent, passable, satisfactory
antonyms:
paltry
similar words:
adequate, all right, fair, goodish, respectable, sufficient, tolerable
definition 3: (informal) substantial or large.
a tidy sum of money
synonyms:
considerable, large, sizable, substantial
similar words:
ample, big, good, goodly
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: tidied, tidies, tidying
definition: to make tidy (usu. fol. by up).
She tidied her hair.He tidied up before going out.
synonyms:
arrange, neaten, spruce, straighten
antonyms:
untidy
similar words:
array, clean up, fix, order, organize, pick up
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part of speech: noun
inflections: tidies
definition: a decorative cloth used to protect a surface from dirt or wear, esp. on the arms or back of an upholstered chair; antimacassar.
synonyms:
antimacassar, doily
similar words:
cloth, covering, slipcover
derivations: tidily (adv.), tidiness (n.)
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