Synonyms of spruce in English:


See US English definition of spruce

See UK English definition of spruce

See Spanish definition of arreglado


1‘the Captain appeared on deck looking very spruce’

neat, well groomed, well turned out, well dressed, besuited, smart, trim, dapper, elegant, chic
informal natty, snazzy
North American informal spiffy
dated as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox
archaic trig

scruffy, untidy, dishevelled


1‘the cottage had been spruced up since her last visit’

smarten up, make smarter, tidy up, make tidy, make neater, neaten up, put in order, clean up
informal do up
British informal tart up, posh up
North American informal gussy up

2‘I spruced myself up before going out’

groom oneself, tidy oneself, smarten oneself up, freshen oneself up, preen oneself, primp oneself, prink oneself, pretty oneself, beautify oneself
British have a wash and brush-up
informal titivate oneself, doll oneself up
British informal tart oneself up
archaic plume oneself, trig oneself