Synonyms of preen in English:

preen


See definition of preen

verb

1‘a robin sat on a low branch, preening its feathers’

SYNONYMS

clean, tidy, groom, smooth, arrange

archaic plume, prink

2‘his wife preened before the mirror’

SYNONYMS

admire oneself, primp oneself, primp, prink oneself

pretty oneself, prettify oneself, smarten oneself, beautify oneself, make oneself beautiful, make oneself pretty, make oneself smart, groom oneself, tidy oneself, spruce oneself up

informal titivate oneself, doll oneself up

British informal tart oneself up

North American informal gussy oneself up

archaic plume oneself, trig oneself


Phrases

    preen oneself

      ‘he's busy preening himself on acquiring such a pretty girlfriend’

      SYNONYMS

      congratulate oneself, be pleased with oneself, pride oneself, be proud of oneself, pat oneself on the back, give oneself a pat on the back, feel self-satisfied

      archaic

      pique oneself