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Synonyms of spruce in English:


  • the Captain appeared on deck looking very spruce
    neat, well groomed, well turned out, well dressed, besuited, smart, trim, dapper, elegant, chic;
    French soigné
    informal natty, snazzy
    North American informal spiffy
    dated as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox
    archaic trig
    [Antonyms] scruffy, untidy, dishevelled
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  • 1 the cottage had been spruced up since her last visit
    smarten up, make smarter, tidy up, make tidy, make neater, neaten up, put in order, clean up
    informal do up
    British informal tart up, posh up
    North American informal gussy up
  • 2 Sarah had spruced herself up
    groom oneself, tidy oneself, smarten oneself up, freshen oneself up, preen oneself, primp oneself, prink oneself, pretty oneself, beautify oneself;
    British  have a wash and brush-up
    informal titivate oneself, doll oneself up
    British informal tart oneself up
    archaic plume oneself, trig oneself
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