polished

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adjective pol·ished \ˈpä-lisht\

Definition of polished

  1. 1 :  subjected to polishing :  made smooth and glossy by or as if by polishing <a polished surface> <polished silver>

  2. 2 :  characterized by a high degree of development, finish, or refinement :  free from imperfections <a polished performance/performer> <a highly polished piece of writing>

  3. 3 somewhat old-fashioned :  characterized by elegance and refinement <a polished gentleman> <polished society>

Origin and Etymology of polished

Middle English polisshed, from past participle of polisshen to polish


First Known Use: 14th century



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