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Refined Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
  • suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
  • made pure
  • used of persons and their behavior; cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
  • freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
  • 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"

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  • Refined grains: Refined grains, in contrast to whole grain s, refers to grain products consisting of grains or grain flour s that have been significantly ...

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* Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls. - Gaston Bachelard

* It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. - Colette

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