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Definitions and Synonyms of neat | Another word for neat | What is neat?

Definition 1: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek
  • a clean throw
  • the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife

Synonyms for neat in the sense of this definition

(neat is similar to ...) quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

"an exceptionally adroit pianist" "an adroit technician" "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers" "an adroit negotiator"

Definition 2: very good - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing
  • we had a grand old time

Synonyms for neat in the sense of this definition

(neat is similar to ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

(neat is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too facile a solution for so complex a problem
  • it was a neat plan, but bound to fail
  • a slick advertising campaign

Synonyms for neat in the sense of this definition

(neat is similar to ...) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

"superficial similarities" "a superficial mind" "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy" "superficial knowledge" "the superficial report didn't give the true picture" "only superficial differences"

Definition 4: clean or organized - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her neat dress
  • a neat room

Synonyms for neat in the sense of this definition

(neat is similar to ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

Definition 5: (of an alcoholic drink) without water - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took his whiskey neat

Synonyms for neat in the sense of this definition

(neat is similar to ...) not diluted

"undiluted milk" "an undiluted racial strain"

Definition 6: showing care in execution - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • neat homework
  • neat handwriting

(neat is similar to ...) marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

"a tidy person" "a tidy house" "a tidy mind"

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