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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being neat and smart and trim.

Usage examples (28)
  • Verb (used with object) : Spruce up the children before the company comes
  • Cleanliness and spruceness are the rule among the Quincy Market men and stall-keepers.
  • A spruceness of dress is also very proper and becoming at your age; as the negligence of it implies an indifference about pleasing, which does not become a young fellow.
  • He had arrived at Lucinda, had charmed “Little Jinny” with his manly presence and spruceness and the amount of his personal property, supplemented by the display and... for more
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