adjective, ti·di·er, ti·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), ti·died, ti·dy·ing.
noun, plural ti·dies.
Origin of tidy
Antonyms for tidy
Examples from the Web for tidiness
Historical Examples of tidiness
Rags and tidiness, filth and cleanliness, lay almost touching.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Even his inveterate want of tidiness indicates a careless mind.India and the Indians
Edward F. Elwin
Tidiness is worth more to a business man than most of them realize.The Book of Business Etiquette
There is no painting, and in and out of doors no taste or tidiness displayed.Records of a Family of Engineers
Robert Louis Stevenson
They know every plant and its value, but they care little about tidiness.Last Words
Juliana Horatia Ewing
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
noun plural -dies
- a small container in which odds and ends are kept
- sink tidya container with holes in the bottom, kept in the sink to retain rubbish that might clog the plug hole
Word Origin for tidy
mid-13c., probably originally "in season, timely, opportune, excellent," from tide in the sense of "season, time" (see tide). Cf. Old High German zitig, German zeitig, Dutch tijdig, Danish tidig "timely." Meaning "neat and in order" first recorded 1706.
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.