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Antonyms for polish
ˈpɒl ɪʃpol·ish

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term polish.

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  1. polishnoun

    The language spoken in Poland.

    He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.

    Synonyms:
    wax

  2. polishnoun

    To apply shoe polish to shoes.

    The lecturer showed a lot of polish at his last talk.

    Synonyms:
    refinement, panache, elegance, style, class, perfect, refine, hone

  3. polishverb

    Synonyms:
    sheen, smoothness, shininess, finish, shine

  4. polishverb

    Synonyms:
    shine, bone, smooth

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. polish

    Antonyms:
    abrade, scratch

    Synonyms:
    burnish, furbish, levigate, brighten, refine, make glossy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnishnoun

    the property of being smooth and shiny

    Synonyms:
    burnish, culture, semblance, rubric, colour, glossiness, cultivation, gloss, color, finish, refinement, glossary

  2. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finishnoun

    a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

    "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad

    Synonyms:
    purification, goal, acculturation, refinement, shade, last, finish, culture, ending, coating, glossiness, cultivation, nuance, nicety, destination, civilization, finis, finishing, refining, stopping point, civilisation, elaboration, subtlety, close, gloss, conclusion, burnish, finale

  3. polishnoun

    a preparation used in polishing

    Synonyms:
    gloss, refinement, culture, glossiness, finish, burnish, cultivation

  4. Polishadjective

    the Slavic language of Poland

    Synonyms:
    gloss, refinement, culture, glossiness, finish, burnish, cultivation

  5. Polishverb

    of or relating to Poland or its people or culture

    "Polish sausage"

  6. polish, smooth, smoothen, shineverb

    make (a surface) shine

    "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, polish up, smoothen, strike, reflect, glow, gleam, down, beam, fine-tune, glitter, brush up, refine, radiate, glint, fall, glisten, smooth out, round, round off

  7. polish, refine, fine-tune, downverb

    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

    "refine one's style of writing"

    Synonyms:
    land, push down, pull down, polish up, round off, down, go through, elaborate, belt down, rarify, drink down, round, shoot down, cut down, complicate, kill, toss off, smoothen, calibrate, bolt down, rectify, shine, brush up, graduate, tweak, pour down, smooth, pop, devour, fine-tune, knock down, consume, refine

  8. polish, round, round off, polish up, brush upverb

    bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

    "polish your social manners"

    Synonyms:
    refresh, smooth, shine, polish up, round out, smoothen, snipe, lash out, assail, fill out, down, fine-tune, assault, labialise, brush up, attack, labialize, refine, round down, flesh out, review, round, round off

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. polishnoun

    Synonyms:
    gloss, luster, sheen, glaze, glazing, courtliness, refinement

  2. polishverb

    Synonyms:
    burnish, furbish

How to use polish in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Beck:

    I would put nail polish on. I could have, you know, a pair of my sister's shoes on, it was like a reset, it was like a vacation for me. So I had my vacation away from Chris.

  2. Malak Hassan:

    We were shocked ... Israel is trying to polish its image by hosting this race, the UAE and Bahrain know a lot about our cause and there was no need for us to explain to them why they shouldn't take part.

  3. Kristoffer Lawson:

    We now have several months to go still and to polish the operating system to get more of the applications together, get everything ready for the final deliveries.

  4. Vladimir Norosov:

    We fought together, myself and my Polish brothers, how many people died fighting to liberate that country? What they are doing now is disgraceful.

  5. Anne Bradstreet:

    Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

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