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spruce

Synonyms of spruce in English:

adjective

  • the Captain appeared on deck looking very spruce
    neat, well groomed, well turned out, well dressed, besuited, smart, trim, dapper, elegant, chic;
    Frenchsoigné
    informalnatty, snazzy
    North American informalspiffy
    datedas if one had just stepped out of a bandbox
    archaictrig
    [Antonyms] scruffy, untidy, dishevelled
  • verb

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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
    informaldo up
    British informaltart up, posh up
    North American informalgussy 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
    informaltitivate oneself, doll oneself up
    British informaltart oneself up
    archaicplume oneself, trig oneself
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