1. refinement

noun. ['rəˈfaɪnmənt'] the result of improving something.


  • betterment
  • elaboration
  • advance


  • stay
  • meaningless
  • ease
  • nondevelopment

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Rhymes with Refinement

  • reassignment
  • realignment
  • consignment
  • confinement
  • assignment
  • alignment

Sentences with refinement

1. Noun, singular or mass
A refinement of the traditional design features an octagonal house with a low roof.

Quotes about refinement

1. Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
- Bryant H. McGill

2. I think art is not an ornament or refinement at the fringes of human intelligence, I think it's at the center. It's at the core.
- Robert Pinsky

3. The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
- David Rockefeller

2. refinement

noun. ['rəˈfaɪnmənt'] a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality.


  • finish
  • perfection
  • polish
  • flawlessness
  • culture
  • ne plus ultra


  • start
  • middle
  • refrain
  • perfect

3. refinement

noun. ['rəˈfaɪnmənt'] a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.


  • import
  • nuance
  • shade
  • meaning
  • subtlety
  • nicety
  • signification


  • insignificant
  • citizen
  • export
  • colorlessness

4. refinement

noun. ['rəˈfaɪnmənt'] the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).


  • processing
  • rectification
  • purification


  • defeat
  • beginning
  • victory
  • continue

5. refinement

noun. ['rəˈfaɪnmənt'] the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste.


  • excellence
  • civilisation


  • meaninglessness
  • insignificance
  • unimportance