adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
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Origin of tidy
OTHER WORDS FROM tidyti·di·ly, adverbti·di·ness, noun
Words nearby tidy
Example sentences from the Web for tidiness
Exactness, tidiness, and pride in his work are qualities very rarely found in a fellah.The Khedive's Country|George Manville Fenn
It is that of tidiness, and its effect on the nervous system.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them|Charles David Musgrove
I put it back in the same place -- for the sake of tidiness -- sat up, and looked down at my feet.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
The regularity and tidiness are conspicuous, and have been noted by me with great satisfaction.The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War|Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
A rustic porch, covered with twining plants, conceals the door, and a general air of tidiness marks all the surroundings.The Red Man's Revenge|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for tidiness
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidy a container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole