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Definition 1: (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where refined or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship
  • refined people with refined taste

(refined is similar to ...) of good upbringing

(refined is similar to ...) excessively delicate or refined

(refined is similar to ...) befitting a person of noble origin

"a patrician nose"

(refined is similar to ...) befitting a woman of good breeding

"ladylike manners"

(refined is similar to ...) befitting a man of good breeding

"gentlemanly behavior"

(refined is similar to ...) developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety

"the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"

(refined is similar to ...) affected, overrefined, and effeminate

"the young man spoke in effete, accented English"

(refined is similar to ...) having a sophisticated charm

"a debonair gentleman"

(refined is similar to ...) affectedly dainty or refined

(refined is similar to ...) (used facetiously) refined and well-mannered

(refined is similar to ...) marked by refinement in taste and manners

"cultivated speech" "cultured Bostonians" "cultured tastes" "a genteel old lady" "polite society"

(means also ...) perfected or made shiny and smooth

"his polished prose" "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes" "freshly polished silver"

(means also ...) characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit

"gracious even to unexpected visitors" "gracious living" "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

(means also ...) giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

"a fastidious and incisive intellect" "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

(means also ...) refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

"elegant handwriting" "an elegant dark suit" "she was elegant to her fingertips" "small churches with elegant white spires" "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

(means also ...) having a high state of culture and development both social and technological

"terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

Definition 2: freed from impurities by processing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where refined or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • refined sugar
  • refined oil
  • to gild refined gold

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Definition 3: suggesting taste, ease, and wealth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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(refined is similar to ...) characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit

"gracious even to unexpected visitors" "gracious living" "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

Definition 4: precise to a fine degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where refined or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • due to the limitations of the available tools, a more refined analysis of the data may be necessary

(refined is similar to ...) sharply exact or accurate or delimited

"a precise mind" "specified a precise amount" "arrived at the precise moment"

Definition 5: showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where refined or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his polished manner
  • maintained an urbane tone in his letters

Synonyms for refined in the sense of this definition

(refined is similar to ...) having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

"sophisticated young socialites" "a sophisticated audience" "a sophisticated lifestyle" "a sophisticated book"

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