unpolished


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Related to unpolished: defile, callousness

un·pol·ished

 (ŭn-pŏl′ĭsht)
adj.
1. Not smooth and shiny: unpolished shoes; unpolished gemstones.
2.
a. Not elaborated, perfected, or completed: an unpolished performance.
b. Not having attained a high degree of skill: an unpolished tenor.
3.
Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement.

unpolished

(ʌnˈpɒlɪʃt)
adj
1. not having a polished surface
2. not refined or cultured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpolished - not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishingunpolished - not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing; "dull unpolished shoes"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
polished - perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
2.unpolished - lacking social polish; "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"
inelegant - lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

unpolished

adjective
1. crude, rough, unfinished, rude, sketchy, rough and ready, unworked, unfashioned Much of the prose is unpolished.
2. unrefined, unsophisticated, uncouth, vulgar, uncultivated, uncivilized, uncultured an uncouth and unpolished yokel

unpolished

adjective
1. Not perfected, elaborated, or completed:
2. Lacking expert, careful craftsmanship:
5. Of a plain and unsophisticated nature:
Translations

unpolished

[ˈʌnˈpɒlɪʃt] ADJ
1.sin pulir; [diamond] → en bruto
2. (fig) → tosco, inculto

unpolished

adj
unpoliert; stoneungeschliffen; shoesungeputzt
(fig) person, mannersungeschliffen, ungehobelt; performanceunausgefeilt; style, languageholprig, unausgefeilt

unpolished

[ʌnˈpɒlɪʃt] adj (shoes, furniture) → non lucidato/a; (diamond) → grezzo/a; (manners, person) → rozzo/a
References in classic literature ?
It may be that he swept back into the past, and fell among the blood-drinking, hairy savages of the Age of Unpolished Stone; into the abysses of the Cretaceous Sea; or among the grotesque saurians, the huge reptilian brutes of the Jurassic times.
Knightley thought highly of thembut they must be coarse and unpolished, and very unfit to be the intimates of a girl who wanted only a little more knowledge and elegance to be quite perfect.
Having snapped at an officer for an unpolished badge, at another because his line was not straight, he reached the third company.
After shutting my eyes involuntarily, I opened them, and saw that this luminous agent came from a half globe, unpolished, placed in the roof of the cabin.
Her voice, of immense power and sublime expression, gave to the rude, unpolished poetry of these psalms a magic and an effect which the most exalted Puritans rarely found in the songs of their brethren, and which they were forced to ornament with all the resources of their imagination.
Mr Hayter had some property of his own, but it was insignificant compared with Mr Musgrove's; and while the Musgroves were in the first class of society in the country, the young Hayters would, from their parents' inferior, retired, and unpolished way of living, and their own defective education, have been hardly in any class at all, but for their connexion with Uppercross, this eldest son of course excepted, who had chosen to be a scholar and a gentleman, and who was very superior in cultivation and manners to all the rest.
Well, ma'am,' said her patron, 'perhaps some people may be pleased to say that they do like to hear, in his own unpolished way, what Josiah Bounderby, of Coketown, has gone through.
In the first, blazed piles of golden coin; in the second, were ranged bars of unpolished gold, which possessed nothing attractive save their value; in the third, Edmond grasped handfuls of diamonds, pearls, and rubies, which, as they fell on one another, sounded like hail against glass.
Like many men who talk but seldom, he had the gift when he chose to speak of reproducing his experiences in vivid though unpolished language.
The verbal style of the ballads, like their spirit, is vigorous and simple, generally unpolished and sometimes rough, but often powerful with its terse dramatic suggestiveness.
I trust I shall not eat long at your expense, sir," was my very clumsily-contrived, unpolished answer.
At ten o'clock I got him and his correspondence into the motor, and he had the decency to ask whether he had been unpolished over-night.