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Fine (Latin finis, end) denotes that which has been brought to a full end, finished. From this root-sense many derived meanings branch out, causing words quite remote from each other to be alike synonyms of fine. That which is truly finished, brought to an ideal end, is excellent of its kind, and beautiful, if a thing that admits of beauty; as, a fine house, fine trees, a fine woman, a fine morning; if a thing that admits of the removal of impurities, it is not finished till these are removed, and hence fine signifies clarified, clear, pure, refined; as, fine gold. That which is finished is apt to be polished, smooth to the touch, minutely exact in outline; hence fine comes to be a synonym for all words like dainty, delicate, exquisite; as, fine manners, a fine touch, fine perceptions. As that which is delicate is apt to be small, by an easy extension of meaning fine becomes a synonym for slender, slight, minute, comminuted; as, a fine thread, fine sand; or for filmy, tenuous, thin; as, a fine lace, fine wire; and as a thin edge is keen, sharp, fine becomes also a synonym for these words; as, a fine point, a fine edge. Compare BEAUTIFUL; MINUTE.
beautiful, clarified, clear, comminuted, dainty, delicate, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fine, gauzy, handsome, keen, minute, nice, pure, refined, sensitive, sharp, slender, slight, small, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin
perfected or made shiny and smooth
"his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
polished, refined, svelte, urbaneadjective
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"
(of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
(of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth
dolled up, urbane, garmented, appareled, dressed, attired, spruced up, dressed to kill(p), garbed, togged up, dressed-up, spiffed up, refined, habilimented, dressed(p), milled, svelte, robed, dressed to the nines(p)
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If a person's words are neatly polished and the commensurate deeds deeply refined, then his leadership action is always cleanly aligned and clearly defined.
Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, not a man perfected without trials.
Chris Christie has the best organizational staff in the state. They helped Steve King win against former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack in 2012, they helped Gov. Branstad demolish his Democratic opponent in 2014, and so that team is now working for Chris Christie, and they are the most polished and most insightful campaign staffers that I know.
Rachel Gowey, Rachel Gowey is a polished athlete and has a nice look too Rachel Gowey with Rachel Gowey lines and Rachel Gowey has strong start values and that helps as well, i really think Rachel Gowey is absolutely one who has great potential. Rachel Gowey has had ankle problems but you can see the potential there.
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- γυαλιστερός, ραφινάτοςGreek
- صیقل خوردهPersian
- hienostunut, kiillotettu, hienoFinnish
- đánh bóngVietnamese
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