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Adjective: neat (neater,neatest)  neet
  1. Clean or organized
    "a neat room"; "her neat dress";
    - orderly
  2. Showing care in execution
    "neat homework"; "neat handwriting"
  3. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
    "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"; "a neat style";
    - refined, tasteful
  4. Free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
    "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife";
    - clean
  5. Very good
    "a neat sports car";
    - bang-up [N. Amer, informal], bully, corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, great, groovy [informal], keen, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, grouse [Austral, NZ], ripper [Austral], lovely
  6. Without water
    "took his whiskey neat";
    - straight, full-strength

Derived forms: neatest, neater

See also: adroit, elegant, good, tidy, undiluted

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