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Synonyms for refined
rɪˈfaɪndre·fined

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refinedadjective

    (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, processedadjective

    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, 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"

    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, refinedadjective

    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, tastefuladjective

    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

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. refinedadjective

    Synonyms:
    purified, clarified

  2. refinedadjective

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

  3. refinedadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refinedadjective

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

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How to use refined in a sentence?

  1. Barry Popkin:

    There has not been a big enough change in sugar-sweetened beverages and refined carbohydrates and fast foods, and there has not been an increase in the healthy foods, we have slightly cut our calories [ but ] we still consume over half our calories from the wrong foods.

  2. The United:

    Our information suggests that between January 1 and May 30 of 2018, DPRK (North Korean) tankers have called in port in the DPRK at least 89 times likely to deliver refined petroleum products illicitly procured via STS (ship-to-ship) transfers.

  3. Wang Zhao:

    Domestic demand for refined oil products is very weak, which sent prices of the refined products down and largely reduced the revenue at refineries, but meanwhile raw material prices were high.

  4. Stephen Briggs:

    I can't confirm it (Glencore selling metal stocks) ... but it is much easier to liquidate LME (refined) metals than concentrates.

  5. John Kilduff:

    The report is mixed in that it is bearish for crude oil, but somewhat supportive of refined products, crude oil imports rebounded markedly and refinery utilization fell again, allowing for the substantial crude oil inventory rise.


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