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polished

[pol-isht] /ˈpɒl ɪʃt/
adjective
1.
made smooth and glossy:
a figurine of polished mahogany.
2.
naturally smooth and glossy:
polished pebbles on the beach.
3.
refined, cultured, or elegant:
a polished manner.
4.
flawless; skillful; excellent:
a polished conversationalist.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English polist. See polish, -ed2
Related forms
unpolished, adjective
well-polished, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-polished

polished

/ˈpɒlɪʃt/
adjective
1.
accomplished: a polished actor
2.
impeccably or professionally done: a polished performance
3.
(of rice) having had the outer husk removed by milling
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Word Origin and History for well-polished

polished

adj.

late 14c., "made smooth;" early 15c., "elegant;" past participle adjective from polish (v.).

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