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unrefined

adjective

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  1. 1 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining unrefined sugar Synonyms of unrefined native, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, crude, untreatedWords Related to unrefined undeveloped; rough-hewn, semifinished, unfinished, unpolished; uncooked; impure, unfilteredNear Antonyms of unrefined filtered, pure, purifiedAntonyms of unrefined dressed, processed, refined, treated

  2. 2 hastily or roughly constructed an unrefined mountaineer's hut Synonyms of unrefined artless, clumsy, crude, jerry-built, jerry-rigged, jury-rigged, rough, rough-and-ready, rough-and-tumble, rough-hewn, rudeWords Related to unrefined defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect; imprecise, inexact; inartistic, undressed, unfinished, unpolished, unworked; amateur, amateurish, inexpert, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillful; primitive, rudimentary; unshaped, unshapenNear Antonyms of unrefined faultless, finished, flawless, meticulous, perfect, perfected, polished, well-done; adept, adroit, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, neat, practiced (also practised), skillful, workmanlike; artful, artistic, sophisticated; exact, preciseAntonyms of unrefined refined

  3. 3 lacking in refinement or good taste guilty of such unrefined behavior as eating with their mouths open Synonyms of unrefined common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, illiberal [archaic], incult, insensible, low, lowbred, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, roughneck, rude, rugged, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, coarse, vulgarWords Related to unrefined boorish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, loutish, ungentlemanly; clumsy, lubberly, lumpish, oafish; inconsiderate, indelicate, insensitive, thoughtless; countrified (also countryfied), provincial, rustic (also rustical), unsophisticated; graceless, inelegant, tacky; animallike, barbaric, barbarous, uncivilized; mannerless, unmannered, unmannerlyNear Antonyms of unrefined aristocratic, courtly, patrician; elegant, graceful, restrained; considerate, gracious, sensitive, thoughtful; citified, sophisticated, urbaneAntonyms of unrefined civilized, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, smooth, tasteful, ultrarefined, well-bred


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