Definition of orderly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːdəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrdərli//
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  1. 1arranged or organized in a neat, careful and logical way synonym tidy a calm and orderly life vegetables planted in orderly rows a woman with an orderly mind
  2. 2behaving well; peaceful an orderly demonstration The elections were conducted in a peaceful and orderly fashion.
  3. opposite disorderly
    Extra examples Everything was neat and orderly. It was a civilized and orderly society. Public policy changes can be made in an orderly and rational manner. She had led a calm and orderly life. The plates were in orderly stacks according to size. The vegetables were planted in orderly rows.
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