prim

prim prim adj. (prim∙mer, prim∙mest) (disapproving) 1. (of a person 人) always behaving in a careful and formal way, and easily shocked by anything that is rude • 一本正经的;循规蹈矩的;古板的:
»You canˈt tell her that joke—sheˈs much too prim and proper.
你可别跟她讲那个笑话;她这个人古板正经得要命。
2. formal and neat • 正式的;端庄的 【SYN】 demure :
»a prim suit with a high-necked collar
端庄的高领西服
prim∙ly adv.:
»ˈYouˈre not supposed to say that,ˈ she said primly.
"你不该讲那样的话。"她一本正经地说。
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[prim]
adj. 整潔的

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