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prim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprimprim /prɪm/ adjective  1 OFFENDvery formal and careful in the way you speak and behave, and easily shocked by anything rude She looked prim and nervous in her best hat and coat. a very prim and proper young lady2 TIDYprim clothes are neat and formal a prim suitprimly adverb
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primHer blush faded; she made herself prim.a prim bouquet of white flowersSometimes a student would make a grammatical error in the course of an answer and Martinez would counter with a prim correction.His mouth was set in a prim, pained expression of disapproval.He had written her several letters, and had had two prim replies.
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