Synonyms of trim in English:

trim


See definition of trim

verb

1‘his straggly hair had been washed and trimmed’

SYNONYMS

cut, barber, crop, bob, shorten, clip, snip, shear

prune, pollard

mow

neaten, shape, tidy up, even up

2‘trim off the lower leaves using a sharp knife’

SYNONYMS

cut off, remove, take off, chop off, lop off, shave off, hack off, nip off

3‘production and labour costs need to be trimmed’

SYNONYMS

reduce, decrease, make reductions in, cut down, cut back on, make cutbacks in, scale down, prune, slim down, pare down, salami-slice, dock, retrench on

4‘the story was severely trimmed for the film version’

SYNONYMS

shorten, abridge, condense, abbreviate, telescope, truncate, curtail

5‘a pair of black leather gloves trimmed with fake fur’

SYNONYMS

decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish

edge, pipe, border, hem, fringe

literary bedizen


noun

1‘white curtains with a blue trim’

SYNONYMS

decoration, trimming, ornamentation, adornment, embellishment

border, edging, piping, purfling, rickrack, hem, fringe, frill

2‘an unruly mop in desperate need of a trim’

SYNONYMS

haircut, cut, barbering, clip, snip

pruning

tidy-up


adjective

1‘a cropped, fitted jacket looks trim with a long-line skirt’

SYNONYMS

smart, stylish, chic, spruce, dapper, elegant, crisp

informal natty, sharp

North American informal spiffy

archaic trig

2‘a trim little villa’

SYNONYMS

neat, tidy, neat and tidy, as neat as a new pin, orderly, in order, in good order, well kept, well looked-after, well maintained, shipshape, shipshape and Bristol fashion, in apple-pie order, immaculate, spick and span, uncluttered, straight, spruce

archaic tricksy

ANTONYMS

untidy, messy, scruffy

3‘men find her trim figure and vivacious personality very appealing’

SYNONYMS

slim, slender, lean, clean-limbed, sleek, willowy, lissom, sylphlike, svelte, snake-hipped

streamlined

ANTONYMS

fat


Phrases

    in trim

      ‘she keeps herself in trim with regular visits to the health club’

      SYNONYMS

      fit, fighting fit, as fit as a fiddle, in good health, in good condition, in fine fettle, aerobicized

      slim, in shape