tidy

Use the adjective tidy for something that is neat and clean. If your desk were more tidy, you would be able to find your computer.

Tidy (or tidy up) also means “to clean up” and is also a noun for a container for small objects, like scraps or sewing materials. These senses of tidy have a formal or even old-fashioned note. (We’re more likely to say clean, organize, or bin now in everyday conversation.) A less informal use is as an adjective, meaning “large.” If you can put the word tidy before your profit or the sum in your bank account, it’s a good thing.

Primary Meanings of tidy

1.
adjvn
marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits
put (things or places) in order
receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
2.
adj
large in amount or extent or degree
Full Definitions of tidy
1

adj marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

“a tidy person”
“a tidy house”
“a tidy mind”
Synonyms:
clean
free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
fastidious
giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
clean-cut, trig, trim
neat and smart in appearance
neat, orderly
clean or organized
neat
showing care in execution
ruly
neat and tidy
shipshape, trim, well-kept
of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
slicked up
having been made especially tidy
straight
neatly arranged; not disorderly
uncluttered, unlittered
having nothing extraneous
groomed
neat and smart in appearance; well cared for
Antonyms:
untidy
not neat and tidy
dirty, soiled, unclean
soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
unfastidious
marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention to detail; not concerned with cleanliness
blowsy, blowzy, slatternly, sluttish
characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
cluttered, littered
filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
disheveled, dishevelled, frowzled, rumpled, tousled
in disarray; extremely disorderly
disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy
in utter disorder
frowsy, frowzy, slovenly
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
messy, mussy
dirty and disorderly
scraggly
lacking neatness or order
sloppy
lacking neatness or order
slouchy
lacking stiffness in form or posture
rambling, sprawling, straggling, straggly
spreading out in different directions
unkempt
not properly maintained or cared for
ungroomed
not neat and smart in appearance
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adj (of hair) neat and tidy

Synonyms:
kempt
groomed
neat and smart in appearance; well cared for

v put (things or places) in order

Tidy up your room!”
Synonyms:
clean up, neaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy up
Types:
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make, make up
put in order or neaten
clean, clean house, houseclean
clean and tidy up the house
G.I., GI
clean in preparation for inspection
spring-clean
thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year
Type of:
order
bring order to or into

n receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)

Type of:
receptacle
a container that is used to put or keep things in
2

adj large in amount or extent or degree

“a tidy sum of money”
Synonyms:
goodish, goodly, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable
considerable
large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

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