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Synonyms for refined
rɪˈfaɪnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refined(adj)

    (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

    "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

    Synonyms:
    graceful, elegant, processed, polished, tasteful, neat, svelte, urbane

    Antonyms:
    uncultivated, naive, loutish, crude, oafish, robust, neandertal, swinish, ill-bred, naif, unladylike, ungracious, yokelish, agrestic, neanderthal, low, uncultured, unrefined, inelegant, rough-spoken, rough-cut, lowbred, ungentlemanly, underbred, unprocessed, common, artless, ungentlemanlike, crass, bounderish, uncouth, boorish, rude, rough, coarse, vulgar

  2. refined, processed(adj)

    freed from impurities by processing

    "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    graceful, elegant, processed, polished, tasteful, neat, svelte, urbane

    Antonyms:
    oafish, crude, vulgar, naif, bounderish, coarse, ungentlemanlike, uncouth, loutish, unprocessed, boorish, neandertal, swinish, common, unrefined, rough-spoken, crass, robust, underbred, rude, ill-bred, ungentlemanly, low, neanderthal, uncultivated, unladylike, yokelish, naive, agrestic, uncultured, lowbred, artless, ungracious, rough-cut, rough, inelegant

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    urbane, lissome, neat, lithesome, sylphlike, lissom, polished, slender, processed, slight, svelte, tasteful, slim, graceful, elegant, supple, dressed, milled, lithe

    Antonyms:
    naive, ungentlemanlike, naif, unprocessed, inelegant, agrestic, oafish, lowbred, vulgar, yokelish, rude, coarse, rough-spoken, underbred, uncouth, low, boorish, common, uncultured, robust, unladylike, crass, rough, uncultivated, ungentlemanly, neanderthal, rough-cut, neandertal, unrefined, ill-bred, swinish, crude, ungracious, bounderish, loutish, artless

  4. elegant, graceful, refined(adj)

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    Synonyms:
    graceful, elegant, processed, polished, tasteful, neat, svelte, urbane

    Antonyms:
    ungracious, boorish, common, ungentlemanlike, vulgar, low, neanderthal, unrefined, ungentlemanly, crude, agrestic, coarse, crass, inelegant, ill-bred, unladylike, yokelish, rough-cut, neandertal, unprocessed, uncouth, loutish, bounderish, rough, rude, lowbred, naif, underbred, uncultured, naive, rough-spoken, uncultivated, artless, robust, swinish, oafish

  5. neat, refined, tasteful(adj)

    free from what is tawdry or unbecoming

    "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"

    Synonyms:
    urbane, slap-up, full-strength, straight, cracking, neat, clean, svelte, nifty, swell, graceful, orderly, keen, tasteful, processed, bang-up, smashing, not bad(p), elegant, corking, groovy, polished, great, bully, dandy, peachy

    Antonyms:
    rough-cut, inelegant, oafish, underbred, ungracious, crass, naive, bounderish, yokelish, low, ungentlemanly, artless, ill-bred, swinish, rude, robust, agrestic, rough, lowbred, coarse, neandertal, vulgar, ungentlemanlike, boorish, naif, unrefined, uncultured, unladylike, uncultivated, neanderthal, rough-spoken, common, uncouth, unprocessed, loutish, crude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refined

    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.

    Synonyms:
    beautiful, clarified, clear, comminuted, dainty, delicate, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fine, gauzy, handsome, keen, minute, nice, polished, pure, sensitive, sharp, slender, slight, small, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin

    Antonyms:
    big, blunt, clumsy, coarse, great, heavy, huge, immense, large, rude, stout, thick

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refined

    Synonyms:
    courtly, polished, accomplished, genteel

Editors Contribution

  1. sophisticatedly

    1. having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement: a sophisticated businesswoman who is unlikely to be outmaneuvered; a sophisticated appraisal of the movie.

    Submitted by khushboo.gloriya on October 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refined(a.)

    Synonyms:
    purified, clarified

  2. refined(a.)

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, cultivated, polished, elegant, genteel, stylish, courtly, polite, well-bred

  3. refined(a.)

    Synonyms:
    classic, classical, pure, chaste, attic, delicate, nice, exquisite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refined(a)

    Synonyms:
    exquisite, polished, fine, well-bred, courtly, cultured, purified, sublimated, subtle, subtilized

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "refined":

    sophisticated, perfected, fine-tuned, improved, exquisite, redefined, sharpened, refine, polished

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How to use refined in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    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.

  2. C. C. Colton:

    Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.

  3. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Optimism about the survival of our species may be a summary of all the things we have refined, but we hardly see any difference between the things that can actually move humanity forward and those that give the impression that we as a species are evolving.

  4. Yannis Karypidis:

    It's a product for refined tastes ... it's not something you can find in a supermarket.

  5. John Raymond:

    There are, as you can imagine, thousands and thousands of actions that are going to have to take place, everything from what does the uniform look like, to the logo, all the way up to who's in the Space Force and who's not in the Space Force, that work is being planned and will continue to be refined.


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