perfected or made shiny and smooth
"his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
polished, refined, svelte, urbane(adj)
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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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
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I haven't done any polls, I haven't done any focus groups. I mean look at me. I'm not a polished specimen here, i'm going to either win or lose this race by being my true authentic self and telling the people the truth. And if me winning would require me being disingenuous or not telling the truth to people, I wouldn't want to win.
When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword.
Is he going to be 'Reaganesque' in his speeches and perfect in every one? No. But it’s okay, that's what makes him a little different from some of these guys who are a little more polished. People connect to him.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more -- more unseen forms become manifest to him.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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