Definition of Refined

1. Adjective. (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel. "Refined people with refined taste"




2. Adjective. Freed from impurities by processing. "To gild refined gold"
Exact synonyms: Processed
Antonyms: Unrefined

3. Adjective. Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience. "Maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
Exact synonyms: Polished, Svelte, Urbane
Similar to: Sophisticated
Derivative terms: Urbanity

4. Adjective. Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.
Exact synonyms: Elegant, Graceful
Similar to: Gracious
Derivative terms: Elegance

5. Adjective. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming. "She hated to have her neat plans upset"
Exact synonyms: Neat, Tasteful
Similar to: Elegant
Derivative terms: Neatness, Tastefulness

Definition of Refined

1. a. Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured; delicate; as; refined gold; refined language; refined sentiments.

Definition of Refined

1. Adjective. Showing or having good feelings or good taste. ¹

2. Adjective. An absence of coarseness. ¹

3. Adjective. Not vulgar. ¹

4. Adjective. Without impurities. ¹

5. Verb. (past of refine) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Refined

1. refine [v] - See also: refine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refined

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refined (current term)
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Literary usage of Refined

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"DETERMINATION OF IMPURITIES IN BLISTER AND refined COPPER Introduction. In the complete analysis of copper the following impurities are generally estimated: ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... pump oil through refined oil, which it ships to New York, is ob- the line now completed from Kansas City to fields of eastern Ohio arid West Virginia. ..."

3. Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"The particular application of this clause, as explained and enforced at the time, was to sugar and molasses, and the refined sugar, and the rum manufactured ..."

4. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"... and wine Per- that was well refined; and all their talk at the table was about the Lord of the hill; as, namely, about supper time. . what he had done, ..."

5. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2003)
"refined PRODUCTS In 1999 the Schwechat refinery processed 9.1 Mtoe of input (91% crude ... Figure 24 Production of refined Petroleum Products in Austria, ..."

6. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"This method is applicable to the determination of copper in grades of refined copper which are characterized by a metallic impurity content which is ..."

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