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adjective neat pronunciation in American English /nit/
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adjectiveneat
comparativeneater
superlativeneatest
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  1. 1
    carefully arranged and looking nice

    His hair was pulled back into a neat ponytail.

    She arranged the papers into three neat piles on her desk.

    neat and clean:

    Her uniform was always neat and clean.

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    1. a.
      tending to keep things carefully arranged and looking nice

      Chris is a very neat person.

  2. 3
    informal good, or nice

    She’s a really neat person – you’ll like her.

    pretty neat:

    We all thought it was pretty neat when the schools closed because of a snowstorm.

  3. 5
    a neat alcoholic drink is served without any ice and is not mixed with any other liquid

    He drank his whiskey neat.

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neatness

noun [uncountable]
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