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1. Not smooth and shiny: unpolished shoes; unpolished gemstones.
a. Not elaborated, perfected, or completed: an unpolished performance.
b. Not having attained a high degree of skill: an unpolished tenor.
Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement.
1. not having a polished surface
2. not refined or cultured
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|Adj.||1.||unpolished - 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
1. Not perfected, elaborated, or completed:
3. Lacking good manners:
4. Lacking in delicacy or refinement: