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prim

adjective uk   /prɪm/ (primmer, primmest) disapproving us  
very formal and correct in behaviour and easily shocked by anything rude: She's much too prim and proper to drink pints of beer.
primly
adverb uk   /ˈprɪm.li/ us  
primly dressed
Translations of “prim”
in Spanish formal, remilgado…
in French guindé…
in German steif…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一板一眼的, 拘謹的, 古板的…
in Russian чопорный…
in Turkish soğuk ve resmî, fazla ciddi, kolay alınan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一板一眼的, 拘谨的, 古板的…
in Polish sztywny, pruderyjny…
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