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refined

[ri-fahynd] /rɪˈfaɪnd/
adjective
1.
having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc.:
refined people.
2.
freed or free from coarseness, vulgarity, etc.:
refined taste.
3.
freed from impurities:
refined sugar.
4.
very subtle, precise, or exact:
refined distinctions.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; refine + -ed2
Related forms
refinedly
[ri-fahy-nid-lee, -fahynd-] /rɪˈfaɪ nɪd li, -ˈfaɪnd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
refinedness, noun
half-refined, adjective
nonrefined, adjective
quasi-refined, adjective
semirefined, adjective
superrefined, adjective
ultrarefined, adjective
well-refined, adjective
Synonyms
1. cultivated, polished, polite, courteous, civilized, courtly, genteel, elegant. 3. clarified, distilled, purified.
Antonyms
1. rude, coarse, crude.
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British Dictionary definitions for ultrarefined

refined

/rɪˈfaɪnd/
adjective
1.
not coarse or vulgar; genteel, elegant, or polite
2.
subtle; discriminating
3.
freed from impurities; purified
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Word Origin and History for ultrarefined

refined

adj.

1570s, "subtle;" 1580s, "elegant;" 1590s, "purified," past participle adjective from refine (v.).

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