English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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a state of arrangement or appearance
"in good trim"
trimming, trim, passementerienoun
a decoration or adornment on a garment
"the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
trim, trimming, clippingadjective
cutting down to the desired size or shape
thin and fit
"the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
unembellished, surplus, supererogatory, well-kept, tailored, scanty, spare, unornamented, extra, free, plain, redundant, supernumerary, superfluous, excess, clean-cut, bare(a), shipshape, bare, trig
shipshape, trim, well-keptadjective
of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
"even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
clean-cut, trig, trimadjective
neat and smart in appearance
"a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
severely simple in line or design
"a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
"pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
decorate, as with ornaments
"trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downverb
cut down on; make a reduction in
"reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
clip, cut out, skip, strike down, ignore, cut off, put down, lop, knock down, reduce, curtail, turn off, fell, tailor, visit, shave, quash, cut, overthrow, cut back, mow, land, turn out, lose weight, shrink, slew, rationalise, switch off, prune, melt off, trim down, snip, contract, dress, shorten, thin, make out, geld, rationalize, disregard, down, snub, push down, inflict, subvert, slim down, concentrate, garnish, slue, tighten, abbreviate, bring down, pull down, restrict, keep down, hack, impose, flash back, subdue, cut down, deoxidise, burn, subjugate, curb, issue, edit, edit out, come down, repress, let down, foreshorten, dilute, write out, thin out, curve, swerve, get down, scale down, crop, drop, take down, boil down, pare, slenderize, trend, lower, abridge, deoxidize, sheer, slash, veer, overturn, decoct, slim, trim back
balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
"trim an airplane"
be in equilibrium during a flight
"The airplane trimmed"
trim, garnish, dressverb
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
line up, decorate, pare, dress, crop, clip, preen, apparel, shave, trim down, primp, prune, garment, cut, trim back, dress out, arrange, garb, cut down, raiment, coiffe, reduce, groom, coiffure, do, get dressed, garnishee, plume, coif, garnish, curry, fit out, habilitate, dress up, bring down, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop
snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backverb
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"dress the plants in the garden"
line up, pare, work, crop, dress out, shave, preen, apparel, range, trim down, primp, prune, garment, snip off, cut, curtail, jog, trim back, browse, garnish, arrange, sever, garb, cut down, raiment, pasture, coiffe, reduce, habilitate, discerp, coiffure, do, flash back, get dressed, rationalize, curb, plume, rationalise, cut short, coif, nip off, curry, restrict, fit out, clip, trot, dress up, decorate, cultivate, bring down, clothe, graze, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, dress, groom
"trim my beard"
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
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How to use trim in a sentence?
As long as you don't parade around naked before the bath. You're too young and too trim.
If your economy is cratering you cannot support the kind of foreign adventures that Putin is undertaking. You cannot support the kind of security state structure that he has generated and that he needs to keep him there, he will have to trim his behavior to reflect the decline in the Russian economy.
If the company continues to demonstrate a willingness to trim its debt and the government doesn't deviate from its plan.
A 5 percent cost trim could boost 2017 earnings per share by 11 percent and by 8 percent over 2017-21.
People can't buy enough content when they pull the trigger on new vehicles, they're buying high trim levels and lots of options. For certain trucks, they're paying double the sticker price for the base model, just because of the options.
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- zastřihnout, zkrátitCzech
- zurückschneiden, schneiden, Verkleidung, kürzen, Segeltrimmung, gepflegt, stutzen, Innenausstattung, fit, schlank, Trimm, schmücken, Ausstattung, nachschneidenGerman
- tasapaino, varustelutaso, trimmata, tasoitus, koristella, leikata, trimmi, säätää, viimeistely, trimmaus, tasapainottaaFinnish
- assiette, taillerFrench
- tagliare, in forma, assetto (nave-aereo), bilanciare, decorare, orientamento, spuntata (capelli-barba-baffi)Italian
- tauta, kaikauauMāori
- aparar, cortar, podar, decorarPortuguese
- подстричь, обрезать, опрятный, сократитьRussian
- ayarlamak, süslemek, yontmak, tıraş etmekTurkish
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