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prim out, prim up, prim
v. dress primly
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v. contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
prim
v. assume a prim appearance; "They mince and prim"
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tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
niminy-piminy, twee, prim, mincing, dainty
adj. affectedly dainty or refined
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stilted, hokey, contrived, artificial
adj. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
staid, sedate
adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
recherche, exquisite
adj. lavishly elegant and refined
strict, rigorous
adj. rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
fastidious
adj. giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
overnice, squeamish, prissy, nice, dainty
adj. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
graceful
adj. characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
refined, graceful, elegant
adj. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
overmodest, demure, coy
adj. affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
portentous, pontifical, pompous, overblown, grandiloquent
adj. puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
niminy-piminy, twee, prim, mincing, dainty
adj. affectedly dainty or refined
honourable, honorable, ethical
adj. adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"
pedantic, donnish, academic
adj. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
serious
adj. concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
steady
adj. not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
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comme il faut, seemly, decorous, decent, comely, becoming
adj. according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
right, correct
adj. socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
right, correct
adj. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
fitting
adj. in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion; "We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this"
civilised, polite, genteel, cultured, cultivated, civilized
adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
couth
adj. (used facetiously) refined
debonnaire, suave, debonaire, debonair
adj. having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
delicate, finespun
adj. developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
gentlemanly, gentlemanlike
adj. befitting a man of good breeding; "gentlemanly behavior"
ladylike
adj. befitting a woman of good breeding; "ladylike manners"
superfine, overrefined
adj. excessively delicate or refined
well-mannered, well-bred
adj. of good upbringing
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