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English adjective: polished

1. polished perfected or made shiny and smooth


SamplesHis polished prose.
In a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes.
Freshly polished silver.


Similarbright, burnished, finished, lustrous, shining, shiny


See alsobright


Antonymsunpolished

2. polished showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience


SamplesHis polished manner.
Maintained an urbane tone in his letters.


Synonymsrefined, svelte, urbane


Similarsophisticated


Antonymsnaif, naive

3. polished (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed


SamplesPolished rice.


Synonymsmilled


Similarprocessed


Antonymsunprocessed

4. polished (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth


Synonymsdressed


Similarfinished


Antonymsunfinished









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