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[mass noun] The quality or condition of being neat:‘his obsessive neatness’
tidiness, orderliness, trimness, spruceness, immaculateness, unclutteredness, absence of clutter, straightnesssmartness, spruceness, trimness, tidiness, fastidiousness, simplicitygrace, gracefulness, nimbleness, precision, deftness, dexterity, adroitness, agility, light-footedness, skill, accuracy, stylishnessView synonyms
- ‘He had an ordinary childhood and excelled in the Army, where an obsession with neatness and fitness impressed commanders.’
- ‘Tact, patience, neatness and communication skills also are necessary.’
- ‘This form is completed with accuracy and neatness.’
- ‘The dog's streamlined appearance gives an impression of neatness, dignity and graceful symmetry.’
- ‘Admiring the neatness of his work, I smiled to him as I passed and said, ‘Looking good.’’
- ‘Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.’
- ‘It was a plainly yet adequately furnished room with everything arranged with neatness and precision.’
- ‘He was a man whose outward appearance suggested an inner neatness.’
- ‘Most people are obsessively concerned with the neatness of their house and garden and scornful of those who do not ‘make an effort’.’
- ‘Jack was exceptionally ‘handy’ around the home and was noted for his neatness and attention to detail.’
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