tidiness


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ti·dy

 (tī′dē)
adj. ti·di·er, ti·di·est
1.
a. Orderly and clean in appearance: keeps the apartment tidy.
b. Given to keeping things clean and in order: a tidy housekeeper.
2. Informal Adequate; satisfactory: a tidy arrangement.
3. Informal Substantial; considerable: a tidy sum.
v. ti·died, ti·dy·ing, ti·dies
v.tr.
To clean or put in order: tidied up the house.
v.intr.
To make things clean or orderly: tidied up after dinner.
n. pl. ti·dies
A decorative protective covering for the arms or headrest of a chair.

[Middle English tidi, in season, healthy, from tide, time; see tide1.]

ti′di·ly adv.
ti′di·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tidiness - the habit of being tidy
orderliness, order - a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
neatness, spruceness - the state of being neat and smart and trim
untidiness - the condition of being untidy
2.tidiness - the trait of being neat and orderly
cleanliness - diligence in keeping clean
messiness, untidiness - the trait of being untidy and messy
Translations
تَرْتيب
čistotapořádek
ordenryddelighed
snyrtimennska
redsnažnost

tidiness

[ˈtaɪdɪnɪs] N [of room, house, desk] → orden m; [of person's appearance] → pulcritud f

tidiness

[ˈtaɪdinɪs] n
(= orderliness) [house, room, garden] → ordre m
She has a mania for tidiness → C'est une maniaque de l'ordre.

tidiness

n (of person)Ordentlichkeit f; (of appearance)Gepflegtheit f; (of room)Aufgeräumtheit f; (of desk)Ordnung f; (of handwriting, schoolwork)Sauberkeit f

tidiness

[ˈtaɪdɪnɪs] nordine m

tidy

(ˈtaidi) adjective
1. (negative untidy) in good order; neat. a tidy room/person; Her hair never looks tidy.
2. fairly big. a tidy sum of money.
verb
(sometimes with up, ~away etc) to put in good order; to make neat. He tidied (away) his papers; She was tidying the room (up) when her mother arrived.
ˈtidily adverb
ˈtidiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Hands go diligently along the bulwarks, and with buckets of water and rags restore them to their full tidiness.
His wife's tidiness was one of the traits which had so much pleased him; his own upbringing had given him a tender sympathy for the delight in orderliness; and when he had seen her instinctive desire to put each thing in its appointed place it had given him a little warm feeling in his heart.
Wery good little dinner, sir, they can get ready in half an hour--pair of fowls, sir, and a weal cutlet; French beans, 'taturs, tart, and tidiness.
In such a place the sea had something of the monotony of a blue-green dado: for the chambers themselves were ruled throughout by a terrible tidiness not unlike the terrible tidiness of the sea.
The stems of the trees are trim and straight, and in many places all the ground is hidden for miles under a thick cushion of moss of a vivid green color, with not a decayed or ragged spot in its surface, and not a fallen leaf or twig to mar its immaculate tidiness.
Everything bore an impress of tidiness and good management.
He seemed to have made a resolute effort at tidiness of attire, and his sister, a robust, florid woman with a splendid joviality about her, kept eyeing his freshly creased clothes apprehensively.
Day after day I used to see everything, even the furniture in constant use, always standing in the same place, and this uniform tidiness pervaded the smallest details.
Your tidiness won't bear much strain after all, Watson.
I say, who is responsible for untidying the tidiness of Mr.
As I entered I saw, it is true, an unwonted tidiness, but the old landmarks were all in their place.
BAHAWALPUR -- Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Saqib Zafar directed health officials of government hospitals to utilize all available resources to maintain high standard of cleanliness and tidiness along with provision of free medicines to the patients.