refined

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refined (comparative more refined, superlative most refined)

  1. Showing or having good feelings or good taste.
    Ozzie and Harriet are refined people.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?
  2. An absence of coarseness.
  3. Not vulgar.
  4. Without impurities.
    The sugar was refined, not gritty.

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Verb[edit]

refined

  1. simple past tense and past participle of refine
    The raw petroleum was refined into kerosene.

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