Antonyms for preened

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They ruffled their wings and preened their plumage, a sure indication of satisfaction.

But Margot only preened her head with a smile of undaunted self-confidence.

She preened herself and displayed the deportment of a queen in exile.

And the bird, with its leg chained close to the log, preened its wings.

Perhaps you preened your pretty feathers in them when they were fixed on the demigod.

The girls were eager, Lily Pendleton preened herself in her seat.

I do confess, I have Too often preened my feathers in the sun And thought to rule a little, by my wit.

The professor bowed and preened himself as he sugared his tea.

And the bird—the bird—with its leg chained close to the log, preened its wing.

He covered her with his glance, so that she preened herself.