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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 ?
I I like your nice manners and refined ways of speaking, when you don't try to be elegant.
White, the banker's wife, thought him schol- arly and refined.
While the less refined monsters of the band prepared, before the eyes of those who were to suffer, these well-known and vulgar means of torture, he approached Cora, and pointed out, with the most malign expression of countenance, the speedy fate that awaited her:
Before Christie opened the door her face underwent a rapid transformation: the gentle glow of a refined woman's welcome suddenly beamed in her interested eyes; the impulsive courtesy of an expectant hostess eagerly seizing a long- looked-for opportunity broke in a smile upon her lips as she swept across the room, and stopped with her two white outstretched hands before Whiskey Dick.
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
They were her countrywomen: and the beef and ale of their native land, with a moral diet not a whit more refined, entered largely into their composition.
In exactly the same way, as the citizens of our Industrial Republic become refined, year by year the cost of slaughterhouse products will increase; until eventually those who want to eat meat will have to do their own killing--and how long do you think the custom would survive then?
If any of our refined and Christian readers object to the society into which this scene introduces them, let us beg them to begin and conquer their prejudices in time.
an old friend from America--a lucky encounter, indeed, for his is a most gentle, refined, and sensitive nature, and his company and companionship are a genuine refreshment.
Having been instructed in the use of the indefinite pronoun "one" as giving a refined and elegant touch to literary efforts, Rebecca painstakingly rewrote her composition on solitude, giving it all the benefit of Miss Dearborn's suggestion.
Goddard was the mistress of a Schoolnot of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systemsand where young ladies for enormous pay might be screwed out of health and into vanitybut a real, honest, oldfashioned Boardingschool, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way, and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
Miles, the master, affirmed that he would do very well if he had fewer cakes and sweetmeats sent him from home; but the mother's heart turned from an opinion so harsh, and inclined rather to the more refined idea that John's sallowness was owing to over-application and, perhaps, to pining after home.