Associations to the word «Refinement»


REFINEMENT, noun. The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
REFINEMENT, noun. High-class style; cultivation.
REFINEMENT, noun. A fine or subtle distinction.

Dictionary definition

REFINEMENT, noun. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad.
REFINEMENT, noun. The result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique".
REFINEMENT, noun. The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).
REFINEMENT, noun. A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning".
REFINEMENT, noun. The quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia