Neat and orderly.
Other Word Forms
Origin of ruly
- Back-formation from unruly
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English ruly, rewly, rewely, reweliche, from Old English hrÄ“owlÄ«Ä‹ (“grievous, pitiful, sad, wretched, cruel"), equivalent to rue +"Ž -ly.
- From Middle English rewly, reoly.