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pol·ished

 (pŏl′ĭsht)
adj.
1.
a. Made shiny and smooth by rubbing or chemical action.
b. Naturally shiny and smooth.
2. Having the husk or outer layers removed. Used of grains of rice.
3.
a. Refined or sophisticated: polished manners.
b. Having no imperfections or errors; well-executed; flawless: gave a polished presentation to the board.

polished

(ˈpɒlɪʃt)
adj
1. accomplished: a polished actor.
2. impeccably or professionally done: a polished performance.
3. (Cookery) (of rice) having had the outer husk removed by milling

polished

  • facetious - Originally meant "having polished or urbane manners," and, along with sequoia, uses all five vowels.
  • nitid - A word for "bright, shining, polished, glossy."
  • polite - Actually meant "polished" or "burnished" when it came into English.
  • urban, urbane - Urban refers to a city; urbane means polished and smooth, as in a person's demeanor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polished - perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
unpolished - not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing; "dull unpolished shoes"
2.polished - showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experiencepolished - 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"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
3.polished - (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removedpolished - (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed; "polished rice"
processed - prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
4.polished - (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth
finished - (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state; "a finished product"

polished

polished

adjective
1. Having a high, radiant sheen:
2. Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
Translations
مَصْقول، مَجلو، مُلَمَّع
lesklý
gljáandi, fægîur, bónaîur
cilâlı

polished

[ˈpɒlɪʃt] ADJ
1. (lit) [metal, wood] → pulido
2. (fig) [style etc] → pulido, elegante; [person] → culto, refinado; [manners] → refinado

polished

[ˈpɒlɪʃt] adj
[wood, furniture, floor] → ciré(e); [silver] → brillant(e)
(fig) [person] → raffiné(e)
[production, performance] → impeccable

polished

adj
surface, furniturepoliert, glänzend; ornamentspoliert; floorgebohnert; stone, glassgeschliffen; his highly polished shoesseine blank geputzten Schuhe
style etcverfeinert; performance, performerbrillant; languagegeschliffen; imagemakellos, sauber
mannersgeschliffen; (= refined, suave) persongewandt

polished

[ˈpɒlɪʃt] adj (surface) → lucidato/a; (stone) → levigato/a (fig) (person, manner, performer) → raffinato/a; (performance) → impeccabile

polish

(ˈpoliʃ) verb
1. to make smooth and shiny by rubbing. She polished her shoes.
2. (especially with up) to improve. Polish up your English!
noun
1. smoothness and shininess. There's a wonderful polish on this old wood.
2. a kind of liquid, or other substance used to make something shiny. furniture polish; silver polish.
ˈpolished adjective
(negative unpolished).
polish off
to finish. She polished off the last of the ice-cream.
References in classic literature ?
They crimped and curled her hair, they polished her neck and arms with some fragrant powder, touched her lips with coralline salve to make them redder, and Hortense would have added `a soupcon of rouge', if Meg had not rebelled.
He's going to see Mary," observed Ned with a grin, as he observed Tom hop into his trim little roadster, which under his orders, Koku had polished and cleaned until it looked as though it had just come from the factory.
Their backs were polished vermilion, with black spots.
The tan of the seashore had left her face, and her forehead was smooth, white, and polished beneath her heavy, yellow-brown hair.
Duncan, in turning his eyes from the malign expression of Magua, suffered them to rest with pleasure on the smiling and polished features, and the noble military air, of the French general.
His gold-headed cane, too,--a serviceable staff, of dark polished wood,--had similar traits, and, had it chosen to take a walk by itself, would have been recognized anywhere as a tolerably adequate representative of its master.
Little Pearl, who was as greatly pleased with the gleaming armour as she had been with the glittering frontispiece of the house, spent some time looking into the polished mirror of the breastplate.
But seeing that it was not at all limber, and that it glistened a good deal like polished ebony, I concluded that it must be nothing but a wooden idol, which indeed it proved to be.
Sometimes they are polished with soapstone and sand, till they shine within like silver punch-bowls.
An enormous moose head, with horns six feet across, faced a buffalo head on the opposite wall, while bear and tiger skins covered the polished floor.
said Aunt Chloe, rather complacently, as, producing an old towel, kept for such emergencies, she poured a little water out of the cracked tea-pot on it, and began rubbing off the molasses from the baby's face and hands; and, having polished her till she shone, she set her down in Tom's lap, while she busied herself in clearing away supper.
It will not do for me to find merit in American manners-- for are they not the standing butt for the jests of critical and polished Europe?

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