Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb groom

3 senses of groom

Sense 1
prepare, groom, train -- (educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior")
       => educate -- (give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better")

Sense 2
dress, groom, curry -- (give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Sense 3
groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Antonyms of adj groomed

1 sense of groomed

Sense 1
groomed (vs. ungroomed) -- (neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed")

ungroomed (vs. groomed) -- (not neat and smart in appearance; "he was wrinkled and ungroomed, with a two-day beard"; "ungroomed hair")
        => bushy, shaggy, shaggy-haired, shaggy-coated -- (used of hair; thick and poorly groomed; "bushy locks"; "a shaggy beard")
        => ill-dressed -- (not well dressed)
        => unbrushed -- ((of hair or clothing) not brushed; "snarled unbrushed hair"; "the suit was wrinkled and unbrushed, as if it had been slept in")

Similarity of adj groomed

1 sense of groomed

Sense 1
groomed (vs. ungroomed) -- (neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed")
       => brushed -- ((of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush; "with shining hair neatly brushed"; "the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet")
       => kempt, tidy -- ((of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard")
       => plastered, slicked -- ((of hair) made smooth by applying a sticky or glossy substance; "black hair plastered with pomade")
       => pomaded -- ((of hair) groomed with pomade; "pomaded hair")
       => sleek -- (well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed; "sleek figures in expensive clothes")
       => well-groomed -- (having your hair neatly brushed and combed)
       => well-groomed, well-dressed -- (having tasteful clothing and being scrupulously neat)
          Also See-> tidy#1

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