Definition of neatly in English:

neatly

adverb

  • In a neat way.

    ‘neatly folded shirts’
    ‘she neatly sidestepped the question’
    • ‘Perhaps he should enjoy his neatly trimmed garden during the week while others are working.’
    • ‘Well as someone who doesn't fit neatly into any of their categories, I am disgusted.’
    • ‘This tension is real; pain does not fall neatly on to either side of the Cartesian divide.’
    • ‘Open one of her cupboards and you would find tins of food all neatly stacked.’
    • ‘The picture shows a woman with neatly coiffed hair in a smart modern outfit.’
    • ‘So I took the four cracker tubes out of the tin and stacked them neatly in the cupboard.’
    • ‘All of this came neatly together in the rituals the Victorians developed for Christmas.’
    • ‘Gender selection neatly shows exactly what is at stake in human genetic engineering.’
    • ‘No row could more neatly illustrate the deep divisions between Britain's art lovers.’
    • ‘A few blocks away, corner markets still had fruit neatly stacked in pyramids out front.’
    tidily, smartly, sprucely
    cleverly, aptly, nicely, elegantly, well
    skilfully, deftly, adroitly, adeptly, expertly, precisely, nimbly, agilely, gracefully, effortlessly
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Pronunciation

neatly

/ˈniːtli/