(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
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
freed from impurities by processing
"refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
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
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"
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
elegant, graceful, refined(adj)
suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
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
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"
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
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
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, polished, pure, sensitive, sharp, slender, slight, small, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin
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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
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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.
Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
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 United States Space Force and who's not in the United States Space Force, that work is being planned and will continue to be refined.
A rational, refined, streamlined environmental process is actually a huge step further and benefits the environment.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
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- refinatCatalan, Valencian
- تصفیه شدهPersian
- châtié, affinéFrench
- kifinomult, rafinált, finomított, finomHungarian
- очищенный, благородный, изысканный, утончённый, рафинированныйRussian
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