used of persons and their behavior Cultivated and genteel.
Freed from impurities by processing:
— Refined sugar.
— Refined oil.
— To gild refined gold.
Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience.
Polish: światowy, wyrobiony, bywały, obyty
Precise to a fine degree.
Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.
Moby thesaurus: Attic, Ciceronian, accurate, advanced, allergic, ameliorated, anaphylactic, appreciative, archetypical, aristocratic, assembled, attentive, attenuate, attenuated, beautified, bettered, bowdlerized, built, cast, chaste ... show more.
Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing:
— Refine one's style of writing.
Make more complex, intricate, or richer:
— Refine a design or pattern.
Treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition.
Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities:
— Refine sugar.
Dutch: veredelen, verrijken
Attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or intensity by polishing or purifying.
Make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of.
Moby thesaurus: abate, abrade, abstract, acculturate, advance, ameliorate, amend, bate, beautify, better, bolt, boost, bring forward, carve, chisel, civilize, clarify, cleanse, clear, colliquate ... show more.
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