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

3 senses of prim

Sense 1
prim -- (assume a prim appearance; "They mince and prim")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
prim -- (contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food")
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 3
prim, prim up, prim out -- (dress primly)
       => dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel -- (provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child")

Antonyms of adj prim

2 senses of prim

Sense 1
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee -- (affectedly dainty or refined)

INDIRECT (VIA refined) -> unrefined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Sense 2
priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian -- (exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts")

INDIRECT (VIA proper) -> improper -- (not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course")

Similarity of adj prim

2 senses of prim

Sense 1
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee -- (affectedly dainty or refined)
       => refined (vs. unrefined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

Sense 2
priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian -- (exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts")
       => proper (vs. improper) -- (marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners")

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