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adjective British English pronunciation: neat /niːt/ 
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comparativeneater
superlativeneatest
  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.

    neat and tidy:

    The house was always neat and tidy.

  2. 5
    mainly American informal good, or nice

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

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neatly

 British English pronunciation: neatly  adverb

The clean clothes were neatly folded.

She was always neatly dressed.

The professor neatly summarized the history of the oil crisis.

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