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neatness

Neatness is a habit or quality of being tidy. Your neatness will come in handy when you apply for a job sweeping the floor in a barber shop.

Your neatness shows in your well-organized desk, your spic-and-span bedroom, and even your well-groomed hairdo and tidy outfit. When you work as a pharmacist or a chemist or an Army sergeant, neatness is important for doing your job well. Neatness comes from neat and its Middle French root net, "clear or pure." The Latin source is nitidus, "gleaming."

Definitions of neatness
  1. noun
    the state of being neat and smart and trim
    synonyms: spruceness
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    types:
    trim, trimness
    a state of arrangement or appearance
    type of:
    tidiness
    the habit of being tidy
  2. noun
    the trait of being neat and orderly
    synonyms: tidiness
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    Antonyms:
    messiness, untidiness
    the trait of being untidy and messy
    type of:
    cleanliness
    diligence in keeping clean
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