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re·fined

 (rĭ-fīnd′)
adj.
1. Free from coarseness or vulgarity; polite.
2. Free of impurities; purified.
3. Precise to a fine degree.

refined

(rɪˈfaɪnd)
adj
1. not coarse or vulgar; genteel, elegant, or polite
2. subtle; discriminating
3. freed from impurities; purified

re•fined

(rɪˈfaɪnd)

adj.
1. having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc.
2. freed from impurities.
3. very subtle or exact.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
civilised, civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
gracious - characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
polished - perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
2.refined - freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
unprocessed, unrefined, crude - not refined or processed; "unrefined ore"; "crude oil"
3.refined - showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experiencerefined - 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"
4.refined - suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
gracious - characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
5.refined - free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

refined

refined

adjective
1. Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
2. So slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate:
Translations
مُكَرَّر، مُصَفّىمُهَذَّب
kultivovanýrafinovaný
elegant
hienostunut
finomított
fágaîur, heflaîurhreinsaîur
rafinovaný
arıtılmışkibarrafine edilmiş

refined

[rɪˈfaɪnd] ADJ
1. (= purified) [sugar, flour] → refinado
2. (= sophisticated) [clothes, manners, sense of humour] → fino, refinado
3. (= subtle, polished) [style of writing] → elegante, pulido

refined

[rɪˈfaɪnd] adj
[person, taste] → raffiné(e)
[sugar, products, oil] → raffiné(e)

refined

adj
(= processed) metal, oilraffiniert, rein; foodsveredelt; refined sugarRaffinade f; refined flourAuszugsmehl nt; refined products (St Ex, Econ) → raffinierte/veredelte Produkte pl; refined petroleum products (St Ex, Econ) → raffinierte Erdölprodukte pl
(= sophisticated) tastefein; person, stylefein, vornehm; modelausgeklügelt, raffiniert

refined

[rɪˈfaɪnd] adjraffinato/a

refine

(rəˈfain) verb
1. to make (a substance eg sugar) pure by taking out dirt, waste substances etc. Oil is refined before it is used.
2. to improve. We have refined our techniques considerably since the work began.
reˈfined adjective
(negative unrefined).
1. very polite; well-mannered; elegant.
2. having been refined. refined sugar.
reˈfinement noun
1. good manners, good taste, polite speech etc.
2. (an) improvement. to make refinements.
reˈfineryplural reˈfineries noun
a place where sugar or oil etc is refined. an oil refinery.
References in classic literature ?
If the more refined art is the higher, and the more refined in every case is that which appeals to the better sort of audience, the art which imitates anything and everything is manifestly most unrefined.
The Chinooks, though not a very refined nation, have notions of matrimonial arrangements that would not disgrace the most refined sticklers for settlements and pin-money.
The accomplishment of a cook is to make good dishes; of a seamstress to sew well, and of a lady to possess refined tastes, a cultivated mind, and agreeable and intellectual habits.
If some girls should behave like that I shouldn't make any account of it; but this one is so refined, and looks as if she might be so interesting if I once got to know her, that I think about it a good deal.
We are glad to get her out of that low sphere in which she has been creeping hitherto and introduce her into a polite circle--not so grand and refined as that in which our other female friend, Mrs.
Gradgrind's pardon for strong expressions, but that she knows very well I am not a refined character.
I soon perceived that tho' Lovely and Elegant in her Person and tho' Easy and Polite in her Address, she was of that inferior order of Beings with regard to Delicate Feeling, tender Sentiments, and refined Sensibility, of which Augusta was one.
There he seemed to sit, with a dim veil of decay and ruin betwixt him and the world, but through which, at flitting intervals, might be caught the same expression, so refined, so softly imaginative, which Malbone--venturing a happy touch, with suspended breath --had imparted to the miniature
That the general should come forward to solicit the alliance, or that he should even very heartily approve it, they were not refined enough to make any parading stipulation; but the decent appearance of consent must be yielded, and that once obtained -- and their own hearts made them trust that it could not be very long denied -- their willing approbation was instantly to follow.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
On returning to his native land, he still continued to turn his chemical knowledge to account, by giving his services to that particular branch of our commercial industry which is commonly described as the adulteration of commodities; and from this he had gradually risen to the more refined pursuit of adulterating gold and silver--or, to use the common phrase again, making bad money.
When the kings thus discoursed and talked eagerly of the happiness of their fathers, there came upon Zarathustra no little desire to mock at their eagerness: for evidently they were very peaceable kings whom he saw before him, kings with old and refined features.