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Meaning of REFINED

Pronunciation:  ri'fInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
  2. [adj]  suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
  3. [adj]  made pure
  4. [adj]  used of persons and their behavior; cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
  5. [adj]  freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
  6. [adj]  showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"

REFINED is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: civilised, civilized, couth, cultivated, cultured, dainty, debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, delicate, elegant, finespun, genteel, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, graceful, gracious, ladylike, mincing, neat, niminy-piminy, overrefined, polite, prim, processed, pure, purified, sophisticated, suave, sublimate, superfine, svelte, tasteful, twee, urbane, well-bred, well-mannered
 Antonyms: crude, unprocessed, unrefined
 See Also: fastidious, polished



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*fined"\ (-f?nd"), a.
Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured;
delicate; as; refined gold; refined language; refined

      Refined wits who honored poesy with their pens.
-- {Re*fin"ed*ly} (r?*f?n"?d*l?), adv. -- {Re*fin"ed*ness},