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prim

prim

 
 
pronunciation:
prIm
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: primmer, primmest
definition: formally correct and decorous, often to excess.
Her most revealing dress looked prim compared to the daring gowns the other women were wearing.
synonyms:
prissy, proper, punctilious
antonyms:
racy
similar words:
correct, decorous, fastidious, formal, fussy, precise, prudish, rigid, scrupulous, squeamish, stiff, strait-laced, stuffy, well-behaved
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derivations: primly (adv.), primness (n.)