HyperDic: refined

English > 5 senses of the word refined:
ADJECTIVEallrefined(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
allrefined, processedfreed from impurities by processing
allrefined, polished, urbaneshowing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
allrefinedprecise to a fine degree
allrefined, elegant, gracefulsuggesting taste, ease, and wealth
refined > pronunciation
Soundsrahfay'nd; rihfay'nd
Rhymesaffined ... wind: 39 rhymes with aynd...
English > refined: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel.
Examples
  • "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"
  • "refined people with refined taste"
Narrowercivilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, politemarked by refinement in taste and manners
couth(used facetiously) refined
debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, suaveHaving a sophisticated charm
effeteAffected, overrefined, and effeminate
finespun, delicateDeveloped with extreme / extreme delicacy and subtlety
gentlemanlike, gentlemanlybefitting a man of good breeding
ladylikebefitting a woman of good breeding
mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, tweeaffectedly dainty or refined
overrefined, superfineexcessively delicate or refined
patricianBefitting a person of noble origin
well-bred, well-manneredOf good upbringing
See alsocivilized, civilisedHaving a high state of culture and development both social and technological
elegantrefined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
fastidiousGiving careful attention to detail
graciousCharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit
polishedperfected or made shiny and smooth
Oppositeunrefined(used of persons and their behavior) not refined
Spanishrefinado
English > refined: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFreed from impurities by processing.
Examples
  • "refined sugar"
  • "refined oil"
  • "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
Synonymprocessed
Oppositeunrefined, unprocessed, crudenot refined or processed
Spanishrefinado
Catalanrefinat
English > refined: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience.
Synonymspolished, urbane
BroadersophisticatedHaving or appealing to those having worldly / worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
Spanishcortés, cultivado, culto, distinguido, refinado
Catalancortès, culte, cultivat, distingit, il·lustrat, refinat
English > refined: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningPrecise to a fine degree.
Example"due to the limitations of the available tools, a more refined analysis of the data may be necessary"
Broaderprecisesharply exact or accurate or delimited
English > refined: 5 senses > adjective 5
MeaningSuggesting taste, ease, and wealth.
Synonymselegant, graceful
BroadergraciousCharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit
Spanishdistinguido, elegante, fino, refinado
Catalandistingit, elegant, fi, refinat

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