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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trim

    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.

    clean, cleanly, dapper, natty, neat, nice, orderly, prim, spruce, tidy

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trim

    prepare, order, deck, adjust, clip, embellish, arrange

    disorder, derange, dismantle, denude, divest, disarrange

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trim, trimnessnoun

    a state of arrangement or appearance

    "in good trim"

    trimness, trimming, clipping, passementerie

    untidy, fancy, fat

  2. trimming, trim, passementerienoun

    a decoration or adornment on a garment

    "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"

    passementerie, trimming, clipping, trimness

    fancy, fat, untidy

  3. trimnoun

    attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

    trimness, trimming, clipping, passementerie

    untidy, fat, fancy

  4. trim, trimming, clippingadjective

    cutting down to the desired size or shape

    clipping, clip, snip, cutting, trimming, press clipping, press cutting, newspaper clipping, passementerie, trimness

    untidy, fancy, fat

  5. spare, trimadjective

    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

    untidy, fat, fancy

  6. shipshape, trim, well-keptadjective

    of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder

    "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"

    trig, shipshape, tailored, maintained, well-kept, clean-cut, kept up(p), spare

    untidy, fancy, fat

  7. 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"

    trig, shipshape, tailored, clear-cut, well-kept, spare, clean-cut, clear

    fancy, untidy, fat

  8. tailored, trimverb

    severely simple in line or design

    "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"

    made-to-order, shipshape, tailored, well-kept, bespoken, bespoke, clean-cut, trig, spare, tailor-made

    untidy, fat, fancy

  9. pare, trimverb

    remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

    "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"

    garnish, bring down, cut back, peel, pare down, trim back, trim down, reduce, skin, cut, shave, clip, pare, crop, dress, prune, lop, whittle, snip, cut down

    fat, untidy, fancy

  10. trimverb

    decorate, as with ornaments

    "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"

    trim down, shave, bring down, cut back, snip, trim back, clip, prune, dress, pare, lop, cut, garnish, reduce, cut down, crop

    untidy, fancy, fat

  11. 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

    untidy, fancy, fat

  12. trimverb

    balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces

    "trim an airplane"

    trim down, shave, bring down, cut back, snip, trim back, clip, prune, dress, pare, lop, cut, garnish, reduce, cut down, crop

    untidy, fancy, fat

  13. trimverb

    be in equilibrium during a flight

    "The airplane trimmed"

    trim down, shave, bring down, cut back, snip, trim back, clip, prune, dress, pare, lop, cut, garnish, reduce, cut down, crop

    fancy, untidy, fat

  14. 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

    fat, untidy, fancy

  15. 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

    fancy, untidy, fat

  16. shave, trimverb

    cut closely

    "trim my beard"

    plane, trim down, garnish, bring down, cut back, prune, trim back, crop, reduce, cut down, cut, shave, clip, pare, dress, lop, knock off, snip

    untidy, fancy, fat

  17. trimverb

    adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

    trim down, shave, bring down, cut back, snip, trim back, clip, prune, dress, pare, lop, cut, garnish, reduce, cut down, crop

    fancy, untidy, fat

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trimadjective

    snug, neat, nice, compact, well adjusted, well ordered

  2. trimadjective

    spruce, finical, smart

  3. trimnoun

    dress, gear, ornaments, trimmings, trappings

  4. trimnoun

    state, condition, order

  5. trimverb

    adjust, arrange, put in order, set right, make trim

  6. trimverb

    dress, decorate, ornament, embellish, adorn, garnish, deck, bedeck, set out, array, set off, trick out

  7. trimverb

    clip, lop, shear, prune, curtail

  8. trimverb

    fluctuate, vacillate, balance, be on the fence, veer round, change sides, be a time-server

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trimadjective

    spruce, smart, neat, tidy

  2. trimverb

    adjust, arrange, decorate, adorn, garnish, embellish, bedeck, trick, prune, clip, lop, rebuke, reprove, reprimand, rate, scold

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "trim":

    garnish, trims, finisher, garrison, cutout, lining, upholstery

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Trim":

    Javan St. Prix, Trimbal

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  1. Philip Hammond:

    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.

  2. Omar Fall:

    We’re also looking at them to reduce the scope of their European retail operations, preferably to zero, and to trim back the residual German retail operations.

  3. President Obama:

    My job is not to trim my sails and not tell the American people what we should be doing, pretending somehow we don't need better roads, that we don't need more affordable college.

  4. Thomas Tusser:

    For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away.

  5. Analyst Labib Kamhawi:

    Jordan is simply trying to trim the Brotherhood in power and size, to be able to manage it easily.

Translations for trim

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  • zkrátit, zastřihnoutCzech
  • zurückschneiden, nachschneiden, Ausstattung, schmücken, Trimm, schlank, fit, Innenausstattung, stutzen, gepflegt, Segeltrimmung, kürzen, schneiden, VerkleidungGerman
  • ĉirkaŭhakiEsperanto
  • recortarSpanish
  • säätää, tasapaino, trimmi, viimeistely, varustelutaso, trimmata, leikata, tasoitus, trimmaus, koristella, tasapainottaaFinnish
  • assiette, taillerFrench
  • spuntata (capelli-barba-baffi), orientamento, bilanciare, tagliare, in forma, assetto (nave-aereo), decorareItalian
  • kaikauau, tautaMāori
  • cortar, decorar, podar, apararPortuguese
  • подстричь, сократить, обрезать, опрятныйRussian
  • trimningSwedish
  • yontmak, ayarlamak, süslemek, tıraş etmekTurkish

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