Associations to the word «Refined»


REFINED, adjective. Showing or having good feelings or good taste.
REFINED, adjective. An absence of coarseness.
REFINED, adjective. Not vulgar.
REFINED, adjective. Without impurities.
REFINED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of refine

Dictionary definition

REFINED, adjective. (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste".
REFINED, adjective. Freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare.
REFINED, adjective. Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters".
REFINED, adjective. Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth.
REFINED, adjective. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne