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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 clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed
    "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife";
    - clean
     
  4. Superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject
    "it was a neat plan, but bound to fail";
    - facile, slick
     
  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, old, ripper [Austral], grouse [Austral, NZ], lovely
     
  6. (of an alcoholic drink) without water
    "took his whiskey neat";
    - straight, full-strength

Derived forms: neater, neatest

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

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