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English adjective: prim

1. prim affectedly dainty or refined

Synonymsdainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, twee



2. prim exaggeratedly proper

SamplesMy straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts.

Synonymspriggish, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straight-laced, straightlaced, strait-laced, straitlaced, tight-laced, victorian



English verb: prim

1. prim (change) assume a prim appearance

SamplesThey mince and prim.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

2. prim (change) contract one's lips

SamplesShe primmed her lips after every bite of food.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

3. prim (body) dress primly

Synonymsprim out, prim up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

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