Synonyms of trim in English:

trim


See US English definition of trim

See UK English definition of Trim

See Spanish definition of esbelto

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‘I try to keep a trim figure’

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

fat


Phrases

    in trim

    ‘I keep myself in trim with regular visits to the gym’


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