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1. refined

adjective. ['rəˈfaɪnd, rɪˈfaɪnd'] (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel.

Synonyms

  • patrician
  • cultured
  • polite
  • superfine
  • delicate
  • genteel
  • finespun
  • civilized
  • overrefined
  • gentlemanlike
  • cultivated
  • debonaire
  • suave
  • polished
  • twee
  • gentlemanly
  • well-mannered
  • prim
  • debonair
  • gracious
  • debonnaire
  • fastidious
  • civilised
  • dainty
  • ladylike
  • niminy-piminy
  • couth
  • well-bred
  • mincing

Antonyms

  • ungracious
  • unrefined
  • noncivilized
  • unfastidious
  • inelegant

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Words that Rhyme with Refined

  • disinclined
  • unconfined
  • intertwined
  • undermined
  • undefined
  • redesigned
  • redefined
  • reclined
  • reassigned
  • realigned
  • mankind
  • inclined
  • gschwind
  • entwined
  • enshrined
  • declined
  • consigned
  • confined
  • combined
  • unwind
  • unsigned
  • unlined
  • unkind
  • resigned
  • remind
  • maligned
  • elkind
  • designed
  • defined
  • behind

Example sentences of the word refined


1. Verb, past participle
Old-fashioned rolled oats replace refined white rice in this healthier spin on traditional rice and beans.

2. Adjective
This bathroom feels like a refined version of an old-fashioned bathroom.

3. Verb, past tense
Classic or pure olive oil is a mixture of virgin olive oil and refined oil.

Quotes containing the word refined


1. It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

2. Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please,With too much spirit to be e'er at ease,With too much quickness ever to be taught,With too much thinking to have common thought:You purchase pain with all that joy can give,And die of nothing but a rage to live.
- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays

3. Sometimes success demands a certain refined insanity.
- Isobelle Carmody, The Keeping Place

2. refined

adjective. ['rəˈfaɪnd, rɪˈfaɪnd'] freed from impurities by processing.

Antonyms

  • lowborn

3. refined

adjective. ['rəˈfaɪnd, rɪˈfaɪnd'] showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience.

Synonyms

  • polished
  • urbane
  • sophisticated

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • impolite
  • impoliteness
  • incivility

4. refined

adjective. ['rəˈfaɪnd, rɪˈfaɪnd'] suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.

Synonyms

  • gracious
  • graceful

Antonyms

  • follower
  • male aristocrat
  • female aristocrat

5. refined

adjective. ['rəˈfaɪnd, rɪˈfaɪnd'] free from what is tawdry or unbecoming.

Synonyms

  • tasteful
  • elegant

Antonyms

  • undignified
  • tasteless
  • awkward
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