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Definition 1: dress primly - [verb of body]

Synonyms for prim in the sense of this definition

(prim is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

Definition 2: contract one's lips - [verb of change]

Samples where prim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

(prim is a kind of ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Definition 3: assume a prim appearance - [verb of change]

Samples where prim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They mince and prim

(prim is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: exaggeratedly proper - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

Synonyms for prim in the sense of this definition

(prim is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

Definition 5: affectedly dainty or refined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for prim in the sense of this definition

(prim is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship" "refined people with refined taste"

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