Ruly meaning

ro͝ollē
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Neat and orderly.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
ruly
Comparative
ruliest
Superlative
ruliest

Origin of ruly

  • Back-formation from unruly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from unruly, or perhaps a continuation of Middle English ruly, reuli (“subject to a religious rule, regular"), equivalent to rule +"Ž -ly, rule +"Ž -y; or perhaps from Old French rulé, reulé, rieulé (“ruled"), past participle of rieuler (“to rule"). More at rule.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English ruly, rewly, rewely, reweliche, from Old English hrÄ“owlÄ«Ä‹ (“grievous, pitiful, sad, wretched, cruel"), equivalent to rue +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English rewly, reoly.

    From Wiktionary