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refinement

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2 a high level of taste and enlightenment as a result of extensive intellectual training and exposure to the arts
  • had a sense of refinement that her small hometown couldn't satisfy, so she moved to New York City to be closer to great museums and concert halls

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The first known use of refinement was circa 1611

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“Refinement.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/refinement. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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