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refined

adjective

1 refined

used of persons and their behavior Cultivated and genteel.

Roget 428: colored etc. v.; colorific, tingent, tinctorial; chromatic, prismatic; full-colored, high-colored, deep-colored; doubly-dyed; polychromatic; ... show more



2 refined

Freed from impurities by processing:
— Refined sugar.
— Refined oil.
— To gild refined gold.

synonym: processed.

3 refined

Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience.

synonyms: polished, urbane.

Roget 852: fashionable; in fashion etc. n.; a la mode, comme il faut [Fr.]; admitted in society, admissible in society etc. n.; presentable; conventional etc. (customary) ... show more

Roget 894: courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated; refined ... show more

Polish: światowy, wyrobiony, bywały, obyty

4 refined

Precise to a fine degree.

5 refined

Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.

synonyms: elegant, graceful.

Roget 850: in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; esthetic, aesthetic, ... show more

Roget 845: beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive etc. (inviting) 615; delicate, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Attic, Ciceronian, accurate, advanced, allergic, ameliorated, anaphylactic, appreciative, archetypical, aristocratic, assembled, attentive, attenuate, attenuated, beautified, bettered, bowdlerized, built, cast, chaste ... show more.

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refine

verb

1 refine

Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing:
— Refine one's style of writing.

synonyms: down, fine-tune, polish.

Roget 652: be clean, render clean etc. adj.; clean, cleanse; mundify, rinse, wring, flush, full, wipe, mop, sponge, ... show more

Roget 477: judge intuitively, judge by intuition; hazard a proposition, hazard a guess, talk at random.    reason ill, falsely etc. adj.; misjudge etc. 481; paralogize.    ... show more

2 refine

Make more complex, intricate, or richer:
— Refine a design or pattern.

synonyms: complicate, elaborate, rarify.

Dutch: compliceren

3 refine

Treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition.

4 refine

Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities:
— Refine sugar.

synonym: rectify.

Dutch: veredelen, verrijken

5 refine

Attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or intensity by polishing or purifying.

6 refine

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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