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prim

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prim

  1. 1 being clean and in good order <behind the bed-and-breakfast is a prim little garden where guests are served afternoon tea> Synonyms antiseptic, bandbox, crisp, groomed, kempt, orderly, picked up, neat, shipshape, smug, snug, tidied, tidy, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomedRelated Words dapper, natty, saucy, smart, spiffy, spruce; immaculate, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless; rakish, sleek, streamlined, taut; organized, straight, systematicNear Antonyms scruffy, seedy, shabby, slipshod, sloppy; dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, sordid, squalid; dowdy, frowsy (or frowzy), rumpled, tousled, tumbled; disorganized, unsystematicAntonyms disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, messy, mussed, mussy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy

  2. 2 given to or marked by very conservative standards regarding personal behavior or morals <a very prim and proper matron was in charge of the girls' dorm> Synonyms bluenosed, nice-nelly, straitlaced, prudish, puritanical, VictorianRelated Words priggish, staid, stuffy; genteel, proper, refined; decent, honest, moral, right, righteous, upright, virtuousNear Antonyms liberated, permissive; bad, immoral, improper, indecent, lax, lecherous, lickerish, loose, prurient, wicked; skanky [slang], slatternly, sleazy, sluttish, slutty, trampy; debauched, degenerate, degraded, depraved, perverted




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