What are some alternative words for prim?

Synonyms for primprɪm

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term prim.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee(adj)

    affectedly dainty or refined

    Synonyms:
    mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, overnice, dainty, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, prudish, strait-laced, tight-laced, nice, straight-laced, niminy-piminy, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed

    Antonyms:
    unrefined, improper

  2. priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian(verb)

    exaggeratedly proper

    "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"

    Synonyms:
    blue(a), mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, overnice, dainty, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, prudish, strait-laced, tight-laced, nice, straight-laced, squared-toe, niminy-piminy, victorian, prim, puritanic, twee, square-toed

    Antonyms:
    improper, unrefined

  3. prim(verb)

    assume a prim appearance

    "They mince and prim"

    Synonyms:
    prim out, prim up

    Antonyms:
    unrefined, improper

  4. prim(verb)

    contract one's lips

    "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

    Synonyms:
    prim out, prim up

    Antonyms:
    unrefined, improper

  5. prim, prim up, prim out(verb)

    dress primly

    Synonyms:
    prim out, prim, prim up

    Antonyms:
    unrefined, improper

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prim

    That which is clean is simply free from soil or defilement of any kind. Things are orderly when in due relation to other things; a room or desk is orderly when every article is in place; a person is orderly who habitually keeps things so. Tidy denotes that which conforms to propriety in general; an unlaced shoe may be perfectly clean, but is not tidy. Neat refers to that which is clean and tidy with nothing superfluous, conspicuous, or showy, as when we speak of plain but neat attire; the same idea of freedom from the superfluous appears in the phrases "a neat speech," "a neat turn," "a neat reply," etc. A clean cut has no ragged edges; a neat stroke just does what is intended. Nice is stronger than neat, implying value and beauty; a cheap, coarse dress may be perfectly neat, but would not be termed nice. Spruce is applied to the show and affectation of neatness with a touch of smartness, and is always a term of mild contempt; as, a spruce serving man. Trim denotes a certain shapely and elegant firmness, often with suppleness and grace; as, a trim suit; a trim figure. Prim applies to a precise, formal, affected nicety. Dapper is spruce with the suggestion of smallness and slightness; natty, a diminutive of neat, suggests minute elegance, with a tendency toward the exquisite; as, a dapper little fellow in a natty business suit.

    Synonyms:
    clean, cleanly, dapper, natty, neat, nice, orderly, spruce, tidy, trim

    Antonyms:
    dirty, disorderly, dowdy, negligent, rough, rude, slouchy, slovenly, soiled, uncared for, unkempt, untidy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prim(a.)

    Synonyms:
    formal, stiff, precise, starch, starched, strait-laced, in buckram


Translations for prim

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for prim »

Translation

Find a translation for the prim synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Images & Illustrations of prim

     Images & Illustrations of prim Images & Illustrations of prim Images & Illustrations of prim

Discuss these prim synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"prim." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 18 Dec. 2017. <http://www.synonyms.net/synonym/prim>.

Are we missing a good synonym for prim?

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for prim:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.