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verb as in admire and clean oneself

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The coiffed and preened diners look up from such offerings as wild Alaskan sockeye salmon and goat-cheese tart.

She glided like a queen into the Whitney Gala on Monday night and watched as hot young things preened and posed in her gowns.

They primped and preened and left the rest of us only time to wash sketchily before reaching our destination.

He warmed to her smile, preened himself and gave himself half a dozen gallant airs on the spot.

Below them, in their holes in the sandstone, pigeons preened themselves and cooed softly.

She talked to him, preened herself in his gaze, and maddened him with a manner of deadly roguishness.

The guineas which he had distributed amongst the crew caused him to be saluted constantly, a fact on which he preened himself.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preened, such as: groom, tidy, beautify, primp, clean, and doll up.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.