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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spruce

    That which is clean is simply free from soil or defilement of any kind. Things are orderly when in due relation to other things; a room or desk is orderly when every article is in place; a person is orderly who habitually keeps things so. Tidy denotes that which conforms to propriety in general; an unlaced shoe may be perfectly clean, but is not tidy. Neat refers to that which is clean and tidy with nothing superfluous, conspicuous, or showy, as when we speak of plain but neat attire; the same idea of freedom from the superfluous appears in the phrases "a neat speech," "a neat turn," "a neat reply," etc. A clean cut has no ragged edges; a neat stroke just does what is intended. Nice is stronger than neat, implying value and beauty; a cheap, coarse dress may be perfectly neat, but would not be termed nice. Spruce is applied to the show and affectation of neatness with a touch of smartness, and is always a term of mild contempt; as, a spruce serving man. Trim denotes a certain shapely and elegant firmness, often with suppleness and grace; as, a trim suit; a trim figure. Prim applies to a precise, formal, affected nicety. Dapper is spruce with the suggestion of smallness and slightness; natty, a diminutive of neat, suggests minute elegance, with a tendency toward the exquisite; as, a dapper little fellow in a natty business suit.

    Synonyms:
    clean, cleanly, dapper, natty, neat, nice, orderly, prim, tidy, trim

    Antonyms:
    dirty, disorderly, dowdy, negligent, rough, rude, slouchy, slovenly, soiled, uncared for, unkempt, untidy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spruce

    Synonyms:
    neat, finical, trim, smug, tidy, smart, foppish, dandified, jaunty

    Antonyms:
    slovenly, untidy, untrim, disorderly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprucenoun

    light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork

    Antonyms:
    unstylish, unfashionable

  2. spruceadjective

    any coniferous tree of the genus Picea

    Antonyms:
    unfashionable, unstylish

  3. dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruceverb

    marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

    "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"

    Synonyms:
    spanking, nipping, whipping, lively, rakish, zippy, alert, snappy, snappish, chipper, dapper, dashing, gallant, rattling, raffish, nippy, merry, debonair, frosty, devil-may-care, jaunty, crisp, debonaire, natty, brisk, spiffy

    Antonyms:
    unstylish, unfashionable

  4. spruce up, spruce, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff upverb

    make neat, smart, or trim

    "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child"

    Synonyms:
    smarten up, spiff up, slick up, tittivate, spruce up, titivate

    Antonyms:
    unstylish, unfashionable

  5. spruce up, spruce, slick up, smarten upverb

    dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion

    "He spruced up for the party"

    Synonyms:
    smarten up, spiff up, slick up, tittivate, spruce up, titivate

    Antonyms:
    unfashionable, unstylish

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spruceadjective

    Synonyms:
    neat (without elegance), trim, nice, trig, line, finical, smart, jaunty, natty, foppish, dandyish

  2. spruceverb

    Synonyms:
    prink, dress finically

  3. spruceverb

    Synonyms:
    trim, deck, dress

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spruceadjective

    Synonyms:
    natty, jaunty, neat, finical, trim

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spruce":

    spruces, spruce-fir

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How to use spruce in a sentence?

  1. Jaromir Blaha:

    Eighty percent of Czech spruce forests are at high risk of dying, most of our spruce monocultures in lower and mid-laying areas will probably disappear, in years or in a few decades.

  2. Carol Schweitzer:

    Dominant pollen that was found on this young lady’s clothing was oak, in addition, there was a lot of spruce and hemlock and those three pollens the researcher was able to articulate were from the northeastern U.S., probably in a very heavy forest area.

  3. Carol Schweitzer:

    In addition, there was a lot of spruce and hemlock and those three pollens the researcher was able to articulate were from the northeastern U.S., probably in a very heavy forest area.

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