1. [ adjective ] used of persons and their behavior; cultivated and genteel

"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship" "refined people with refined taste"

Related terms: unrefined civilized civilised debonair dainty finespun ladylike gentlemanlike well-bred overrefined well-bred couth civilized polished elegant fastidious gracious
2. [ adjective ] freed from impurities by processing
Synonyms: processed

"refined sugar" "refined oil" "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare

Related terms: unrefined
3. [ adjective ] suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
Synonyms: graceful elegant
Related terms: gracious
4. [ adjective ] made pure
Synonyms: purified sublimate
Related terms: pure
5. [ adjective ] showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
Synonyms: svelte urbane polished

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

Related terms: sophisticated
6. [ adjective ] free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
Synonyms: neat tasteful

"a neat style" "a neat set of rules" "she hated to have her neat plans upset"

Related terms: elegant
Similar spelling:   rebind