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Definition 1: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • a man of intellectual refinement
  • he is remembered for his generosity and civilization

Synonyms for refinement in the sense of this definition

(refinement is a kind of ...) the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

Definition 2: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
  • don't argue about shades of meaning

Synonyms for refinement in the sense of this definition

(refinement is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Definition 3: the result of improving something - [noun denoting event]

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

  • he described a refinement of this technique

Synonyms for refinement in the sense of this definition

(refinement is a kind of ...) a change for the better; progress in development

Definition 4: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for refinement in the sense of this definition

(refinement is a kind of ...) preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

"the processing of newly arrived immigrants" "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"

(... is a kind of refinement ) (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation

Definition 5: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality - [noun denoting state]

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

  • they performed with great polish
  • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
  • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art

Synonyms for refinement in the sense of this definition

(refinement is a kind of ...) the state of being without a flaw or defect

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