/ (ˈruːlɪ) /
orderly; well-behaved; tidy
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Word Origin for ruly
C20: back-formation from unruly
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Example sentences from the Web for ruly
The minister was the great man, and his bodily presence was a restraint upon the unruly, and the ruly too, for that matter.Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant|William Cullen Bryant