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refined

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of refined

  1. 1 being far along in development a refined analysis of the factors that produce economic wealth in the new global economy Synonyms of refined developed, evolved, forward, high, higher, improved, late, progressive, advancedWords Related to refined precocious; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale; aged, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, educated, enhanced, enlightened; contemporary, current, cutting-edge, latest, leading-edge, mod, modern, new, newest, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, recent, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-dateNear Antonyms of refined green, immature, underdeveloped, undersized (also undersize), underweight, unripe, unripened; savage, uncivilized, uneducated; early, embryonic, germinal, primeval, primordial; antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, pastAntonyms of refined backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped

  2. 2 free from added matter refined gold Synonyms of refined absolute, fine, neat, plain, purified, pure, straight, unadulterated, unalloyed, undiluted, unmixedWords Related to refined clarified, filtered; clean, fresh, taintless, uncontaminated, uncorrupted, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted; rendered, tried; concentrated, full-bodied, strong; uncombinedNear Antonyms of refined befouled, besmirched, contaminated, corrupted, debased, defiled, fouled, polluted, soiled, spoiled, sullied, tainted; unclarified; amalgamated, blended, coalesced, combined, commingled, compounded, incorporated, intermingled, intermixed, merged, mingled; conjoined, fused, joined, linked, united; cheapened, doctored, watered-downAntonyms of refined adulterated, alloyed, diluted, impure, mixed

  3. 3 having or showing a taste for the fine arts and gracious living a refined couple who have hosted many elegant benefits for organizations promoting the arts Synonyms of refined accomplished, civilized, couth, cultured, genteel, polished, cultivatedWords Related to refined cerebral, highbrow, highbrowed, high-toned, intellectual, intellectualist, intellectualistic; bourgeois, middlebrow; educated, erudite, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly, well-read; civil, courteous, mannerly, polite, well-bred; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, urbane; hypercivilized, overcivilized, oversophisticatedNear Antonyms of refined ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, unlettered; lowbrow, unintelligent; coarse, ill-bred, ill-mannered; backwoods, provincial, rustic (also rustical); inelegant, polyester, unsophisticated; boorish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, crude, uncouth, vulgarAntonyms of refined barbaric, barbarous, philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, ungenteel, unpolished, unrefined

  4. 4 having or showing elegance a refined woman with gracious manners Synonyms of refined classy, courtly, fine, graceful, handsome, majestic, elegant, stately, tastefulWords Related to refined august, baronial, gallant, glorious, grand, heroic (also heroical), imposing, lavish, luxurious, magnificent, monumental, noble, ornate, proud, regal, rich, royal, splendid, superb; artful, genteel, polished, sophisticated; classic, conservative, exquisite, quiet, restrained, simple, understated; aristocratic, patrician; à la mode (also a la mode), chic, fashionable, in, modish, posh, sharp, sleek, smart, snappy, stylish, swagger, swank (or swanky); affected, grandiose, ostentatious, pretentious, recherchéNear Antonyms of refined cheesy, coarse, crude, flamboyant, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, grotesque, loud, raffish, splashy, tacky, tawdry, ticky-tacky (also ticky-tack); rough-edged, rough-hewn, rude, trashy, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgarAntonyms of refined dowdy, graceless, inelegant, styleless, tasteless, unfashionable, unhandsome, unstylish

  5. 5 made or done with extreme care and accuracy the dressmaker took a set of quite refined measurements before actually starting work Synonyms of refined delicate, exact, finespun, hairline, hairsplitting, minute, nice, nuanced, fine, subtleWords Related to refined nitpicking, quibbling; frivolous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, negligible, petty, piddling, trifling, trivial; demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, meticulous, particular, pickyNear Antonyms of refined apparent, clear, clear-cut, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable; broad, indefinite; careless, heedless, incautious, slapdash, slipshod, sloppyAntonyms of refined coarse, inexact, rough

  6. 6 satisfying or pleasing because of fineness or mildness the chef's refined cuisine is one that true gourmets will appreciate Synonyms of refined airy, dainty, exquisite, nuanced, delicate, subtleWords Related to refined choice, elegant, extraordinary, incomparable, peerless, preeminent, prime, rare, select, superior, superlative, supreme, transcendent, unsurpassed; picked, selected; fine, fragile, frailNear Antonyms of refined coarse, crude, rough; common, ordinary; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, medium, middling, run-of-the-mill, second-rateAntonyms of refined robust, strong, sturdy

  7. 7 meeting the highest standard of accuracy this is not a refined calculation of the total number of calories in the dish—just a rough estimate Synonyms of refined accurate, close, delicate, exact, fine, hairline, mathematical, pinpoint, precise, rigorous, spot-onWords Related to refined correct, right, strict, true; definite, definitive; nice, subtle; careful, fastidious, finical, finicky, meticulousNear Antonyms of refined approximate, round; false, incorrect, untrue, wrong; careless, loose; indefinite, unclear, vague; doubtful, dubious, questionable, unreliable, untrustworthyAntonyms of refined coarse, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, rough



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