Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spruce

2 senses of spruce

Sense 1
spruce -- (light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork)
       => wood -- (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Sense 2
spruce -- (any coniferous tree of the genus Picea)
       => conifer, coniferous tree -- (any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones)

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

2 senses of spruce

Sense 1
spruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up -- (make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Sense 2
spruce up, spruce, slick up, smarten up -- (dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party")
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

Antonyms of adj spruce

1 sense of spruce

Sense 1
dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce -- (marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat")

INDIRECT (VIA fashionable) -> unfashionable, unstylish -- (not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind")

Similarity of adj spruce

1 sense of spruce

Sense 1
dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce -- (marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat")
       => fashionable (vs. unfashionable), stylish -- (being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe")

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