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prim


I - verb
1. assume a prim appearance
- They mince and prim
Hypernyms:
change
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
2. contract one's lips
- She primmed her lips after every bite of food
Hypernyms:
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
3. dress primly
Syn:
prim up, prim out
Hypernyms:
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment,
tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

II - adjective
1. affectedly dainty or refined
Syn:
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, twee
Similar to:
refined
Derivationally related forms:
primness
2. exaggeratedly proper
- my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
Syn:
priggish, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed,
straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian
Similar to:
proper
Derivationally related forms:
puritan (for: puritanical), prudishness (for: prudish), primness, priggishness (for: priggish)

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