Antonyms for neatest

Grammar : Adj
Spell : neet
Phonetic Transcription : nit

Definition of neatest

Origin :
  • 1540s, "clean, free from dirt," from Anglo-French neit, Middle French net "clear, pure" (12c.), from Latin nitidus "well-favored, elegant, trim," literally "gleaming," from nitere "to shine," from PIE root *nei- "to shine" (cf. Middle Irish niam "gleam, splendor," niamda "shining;" Old Irish noib "holy," niab "strength;" Welsh nwyfiant "gleam, splendor").
  • Meaning "inclined to be tidy" is from 1570s. Of liquor, "straight," c.1800, from meaning "unadulterated" (of wine), which is first attested 1570s. Informal sense of "very good" first recorded 1934 in American English; variant neato is teenager slang, first recorded 1968. Related: Neatly; neatness.
  • adj arranged well, uncluttered
  • adj clever, practiced
Example sentences :
  • It was the neatest, best-stored Ritualistic cupboard in Bumsteadville.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870 » by Various
  • She fastened his collar and arranged his tie in the neatest of bows.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • This is one of the neatest plants of this structure in our woods.
  • Extract from : « The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise » by M. E. Hard
  • Page after page of the neatest of minute figures, not a blot, not a blur, not an erasure.
  • Extract from : « The Portygee » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • One of the neatest wishes of this kind is in a Greek epigram.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847 » by Various
  • "It's going to be one of the neatest tricks of the week," he said.
  • Extract from : « The Big Fix » by George Oliver Smith
  • It has never been so translated as to reproduce its neatest bit of fancy.
  • Extract from : « Contemporary American Composers » by Rupert Hughes
  • Little Polly was the smallest, the neatest, and the dearest of the sprawling band.
  • Extract from : « The Lonely Island » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • This should be the neatest, best kept village in all Kira Barra.
  • Extract from : « The Weakling » by Everett B. Cole
  • "Perhaps that would be the neatest way out of it," he agreed.
  • Extract from : « In Brief Authority » by F. Anstey

Synonyms for neatest

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