ruly
adjective Etymology: back-formation from unruly Date: 1837 obedient, orderly <
a ruly crowd
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ruly — ruly; un·ruly; …   English syllables

  • Ruly — Rul y, a. [From {Rule}.] Orderly; easily restrained; opposed to {unruly}. [Obs.] Gascoigne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruly — rul·y (ro͞olʹlē) adj. ru·li·er, ru·li·est Neat and orderly: “A small, ruly beard balances his hair” (Whitney Balliett).   [Back formation from unruly.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruly — adjective neat and tidy a small ruly beard • Similar to: ↑tidy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruly — adjective neat and orderly …   Wiktionary

  • ruly — adj. governable, manageable; obedient, compliant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • un·ruly — …   Useful english dictionary

  • over-ruly — …   Useful english dictionary

  • rulys — ×rulỹs, ė̃ adj. (4) apvalus, nusipenėjęs: Rulė̃ tokia motriška, t. y. drūkta ir apskrita J. Rùlės kiaulės buvo raumeningos Klm …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • The Last Story — Éditeur Nintendo Développeur Mistwalker …   Wikipédia en Français

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