Definition of prim in English:
adjective (primmer, primmest)
Feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper; stiffly correct: a very prim and proper lady
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- She had the look of a prim and proper lady of the Victorian times, with her well tended hair, all neatly tied in a bun, and simple, ankle length dress.
- There was no prim and proper lady to be seen near the Great Hall, for they had no great mind to walk outside whilst it was raining.
- Thus is the tone set early on, and it's decidedly at odds with our notions today of the prim and proper Victorians.
verb (prims, primming, primmed)[with object] Back to top
- Example sentences
- He has also written the accompanying catalogue, which reveals that these men who gave us some of the most poetic and placid paintings, which often seem to be so very primly composed, led turbulent lives.
- So I kick off my shoes, tuck one foot under me, but remain primly upright, notebook and pen poised.
- I dropped the curling iron onto the counter, finally satisfied with the ringlets that fell primly about my shoulders, and listlessly studied my reflection.
- Example sentences
- Yes, there's a clean-line primness to the design, evoking a corporate-committee-don't-offend style that won't match the aesthetics of some.
- Dinner was seriously good, but far from solemn, with none of that hushed primness that spoils many smart country restaurants.
- With that maddening primness of speech, he said, ‘You will not always have the luxury of addressing your targets without distraction, Joyce.’
Words that rhyme with primbedim, brim, crim, dim, glim, grim, Grimm, gym, him, hymn, Jim, Kim, limb, limn, nim, scrim, shim, Sim, skim, slim, swim, Tim, trim, vim, whim
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