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: not refined: such as
: lacking moral or social cultivation : coarse, uncouth
unrefined tastes and manners
: not separated from dross, impurity, or unwanted matter
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coarse, common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, insensible, low, lowbred, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, roughneck, rude, rugged, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, vulgar
civilized, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, smooth, tasteful, ultrarefined, well-bred
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