1. [ adjective ] perfected or made shiny and smooth

"his polished prose" "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes" "freshly polished silver"

Related terms: unpolished bright finished bright
2. [ adjective ] showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
Synonyms: svelte urbane refined

"his polished manner" "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"

Related terms: sophisticated
3. [ adjective ] (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
Synonyms: milled

"polished rice"

Related terms: processed
4. [ adjective ] (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth
Synonyms: dressed
Related terms: finished
Similar spelling:   pollster