|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|
"refined sugar" "refined oil" "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
|3.||[ adjective ] suggesting taste, ease, and wealth|
|4.||[ adjective ] made 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"
|6.||[ adjective ] free from what is tawdry or unbecoming|
"a neat style" "a neat set of rules" "she hated to have her neat plans upset"