neatness neatness  /ˈnit nəs/


  1. (n) the state of being neat and smart and trim
  2. (n) the trait of being neat and orderly



  1. But with the declining emphasis in schools, neatness is becoming a rarity.
  2. Much of the recorded conversation centered on the fine points of murder, and it was clear that, in the underworld, neatness counts.
  3. Soon the Thompsons hit upon other prickly topics: Mark's compulsive neatness and Laura's worry that her future mother-in-law has reservations about the pending nuptials.


  • Reading This From the Airport? Or a Hotel? Don't Be So Proud

    You may feel like a road warrior. But all that travel comes at a cost. Here's why. I'm sure you're proud of your drill: the neatness with which you pack bags, the apps you've downloaded to speed check-in and access lounges, the privileges that make world travel easy, efficient, smooth, comfortable. I bet, like me, you get discounts on movies and drinks. You have gained expertise about where the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine


  1. "Neatness is about suppression," co-author David Freedman says. "It's about having fewer things to stimulate you. Mess is better. It stimulates creativity."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: David Freedman Source: USA Today

  2. His ambling iambics snap into regularity right when they should, just when they become, as James writes, "Scared into neatness by the wild sublime."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Clive James Source: Village Voice

  3. "A Victa was great with stubble and rough grass," Mr Blainey said. "It provided neatness to nature strips previously long and rough."
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Geoffrey Blainey Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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