[ US /ˈnitnəs/ ]
[ UK /nˈiːtnəs/ ]
  1. the state of being neat and smart and trim
  2. the trait of being neat and orderly
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How To Use neatness In A Sentence

  • His wonder and admiration were again excited by the neatness and perfect order that prevailed throughout the encampment, the six guns of a battery aligned with mathematical precision and accompanied by their caissons, prolonges, forage-wagons, and forges. The Downfall
  • Though a little awkward at first in the use of his unfamiliar implements, his practice in all athletic accomplishments bestowed on him that invaluable quality which is termed "handiness," and he soon distinguished himself by the superior activity and neatness with which he performed his work. Kenelm Chillingly — Volume 02
  • Maintaining workshop neatness and in good order.
  • The dog's streamlined appearance gives an impression of neatness, dignity and graceful symmetry.
  • The cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and spinach exhibited more neatness and care: three satiny rolls anointed with contrasting ribbons of its white and red sauces, beautifully presented nut brown and gratinated on a sizzling plate.
  • Such neatness, such needless destruction of good healthy vegetation, does not fall naturally with me.
  • This steamboat, which is called the Burlington, is a perfectly exquisite achievement of neatness, elegance, and order. American Notes for General Circulation
  • My own is of this kind, superbly bound, and priced with a neatness peculiar to the calligraphical powers of the 'forementioned friend. Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance
  • Until he was 70 he drew in pencil and in pen and wash with great neatness.
  • My sister has been preaching at me again about my lack of neatness.
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