English adjective: refined
|1.||refined (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel|
|Samples||She was delicate and refined and unused to hardship.|
Refined people with refined taste.
|Similar||civilised, civilized, couth, cultivated, cultured, dainty, debonair, debonaire, debonnaire, delicate, finespun, genteel, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, ladylike, mincing, niminy-piminy, overrefined, patrician, polite, prim, suave, superfine, twee, well-bred, well-mannered|
|See also||civilised, civilized, elegant, fastidious, gracious, polished|
|2.||refined freed from impurities by processing|
To gild refined gold.
|Antonyms||unprocessed, unrefined, crude|
|3.||refined showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience|
|Samples||His polished manner.|
Maintained an urbane tone in his letters.
|Synonyms||polished, svelte, urbane|
|4.||refined suggesting taste, ease, and wealth|
|5.||refined free from what is tawdry or unbecoming|
|Samples||A neat style.|
A neat set of rules.
She hated to have her neat plans upset.