orderliness

noun
or·​der·​li·​ness | \ ˈȯr-dər-lē-nəs How to pronounce orderliness (audio) \

Definition of orderliness

: the quality or state of being orderly

Examples of orderliness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, while some Virgos are the picture of orderliness and service, most are naturally drawn to a holy mess. Gala Mukomolova, refinery29.com, 12 June 2021 The orderliness, which relies on a mutual assumption of good faith, benefits all sides, Shortland told me. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 Because Japan, a country that prides itself on its discipline and orderliness, places that same pressure to be punctual on train staff. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 20 May 2021 The American withdrawal, almost quiet, and with a veneer of orderliness, belies the desperate circumstances just beyond the base’s wall. New York Times, 3 May 2021 Having achieved quasi-militarized heights of orderliness and predictability, corporate America began to reconceive the office as a creative zone. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 26 Apr. 2021 China uses climate policy to sell the orderliness and sanity of its system over the cacophonous and chaotic American approach. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 20 Apr. 2021 At first, there was a quaintly naïve orderliness to her preparations. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2021 Tim much preferred the orderliness of planned uploads, when the work was tidy. Lexi Pandell, Wired, 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of orderliness

1571, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Orderliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orderliness. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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