Search Result for "refined":
1. (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel;
- Example: "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"
- Example: "refined people with refined taste"
2. freed from impurities by processing;
- Example: "refined sugar"
- Example: "refined oil"
- Example: "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
[syn: refined, processed]
3. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience;
- Example: "his polished manner"
- Example: "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
[syn: polished, refined, svelte, urbane]
4. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth;
[syn: elegant, graceful, refined]
5. free from what is tawdry or unbecoming;
- Example: "a neat style"
- Example: "a neat set of rules"
- Example: "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
[syn: neat, refined, tasteful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Refine \Re*fine"\ (r?*f?n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Refined (-find"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refining.] [Pref. re- + fine to make fine: cf. F. raffiner.] 1. To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or silver; to refine iron; to refine wine or sugar. [1913 Webster] I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined. --Zech. xiii. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. To purify from what is gross, coarse, vulgar, inelegant, low, and the like; to make elegant or exellent; to polish; as, to refine the manners, the language, the style, the taste, the intellect, or the moral feelings. [1913 Webster] Love refines The thoughts, and heart enlarges. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To purify; clarify; polish; ennoble. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Refined \Re*fined"\ (-f?nd"), a. Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured; delicate; as; refined gold; refined language; refined sentiments. [1913 Webster] Refined wits who honored poesy with their pens. --Peacham. [1913 Webster] -- Re*fin"ed*ly (r?*f?n"?d*l?), adv. -- Re*fin"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
refined adj 1: (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste" [ant: unrefined] 2: freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare [syn: refined, processed] [ant: crude, unprocessed, unrefined] 3: 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" [syn: polished, refined, svelte, urbane] 4: suggesting taste, ease, and wealth [syn: elegant, graceful, refined] 5: free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset" [syn: neat, refined, tasteful]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
257 Moby Thesaurus words for "refined": Attic, Ciceronian, accurate, advanced, allergic, ameliorated, anaphylactic, appreciative, archetypical, aristocratic, assembled, attentive, attenuate, attenuated, beautified, bettered, bowdlerized, built, cast, chaste, civilized, clarified, classic, clean, cleaned, cleaned up, cleansed, clear, close, conscientious, constant, constructed, consummate, converted, correct, courteous, courtly, crafted, created, critical, cultivated, cultured, custom, custom-built, custom-made, dainty, delicat, delicate, demanding, detailed, developed, differential, dignified, direct, discerning, discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distilled, distinctive, distingue, distinguishing, downy, easy, educated, elegant, elevated, embellished, empathetic, empathic, enhanced, enriched, even, exact, exacting, exemplary, exigent, expert, express, expurgated, exquisite, extracted, fabricated, faithful, fashioned, fastidious, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained, finespun, finical, finicking, finicky, finished, fluffy, forged, formed, fully developed, fussy, fuzzy, gathered, gauzy, genteel, gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, goosy, gossamer, gossamery, graceful, gracile, gracious, grown, hairline, hairsplitting, handcrafted, handmade, harvested, highbred, homemade, homespun, hyperesthetic, hyperpathic, hypersensitive, improved, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, irritable, itchy, knowledgeable, ladylike, limpid, lucid, machine-made, machined, made, made to order, man-made, mannerly, manufactured, masterful, masterly, mathematical, mature, matured, meticulous, micrometrically precise, microscopic, milled, mined, minute, model, molded, narrow, natural, neat, nervous, nice, noble, overrefined, oversensible, oversensitive, overtender, particular, passible, pellucid, perfected, perspicuous, pinpoint, plain, polished, polite, posh, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, prefab, prefabricated, prickly, processed, proficient, pubescent, punctilious, punctual, pure, purged, purified, put together, quintessential, raised, ready-for-wear, ready-formed, ready-made, ready-prepared, ready-to-wear, reformed, religious, religiously exact, responsive, restrained, rigid, rigorous, ripe, ripened, round, satin, satiny, scientific, scientifically exact, scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective, sensitive, severe, shaped, silky, simple, skittish, smelted, smooth, sophisticated, spruce, square, straightforward, strict, subtle, supersensitive, sympathetic, tactful, tasteful, tender, terse, tetchy, thin-skinned, thin-spun, ticklish, tidy, touchy, transfigured, transformed, trim, unaffected, undeviating, unerring, unlabored, urbane, velutinous, velvety, well-bred, well-brought-up, well-built, well-constructed, well-made, well-mannered, wiredrawn