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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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