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Adjective: polished  pó-lisht
  1. Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    "his polished manner";
    - refined, urbane
  2. (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
    "polished rice";
    - milled
  3. (of lumber or stone) trimmed and smoothed
    - dressed
  4. Perfected or made shiny and smooth
    "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
Verb: polish  pó-lish
  1. Make (a surface) shiny
    "polish my shoes";
    - smooth, smoothen, shine
  2. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    "polish one's style of writing";
    - refine, fine-tune, down [informal]
  3. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
    "polish your social manners";
    - round, round off, polish up, brush up

See also: bright, burnished, finished, lustrous, processed, shining, shiny, sophisticated

Type of: ameliorate, amend, beautify, better, embellish, fancify, hone, improve, meliorate, mend, perfect, prettify

Antonym: unpolished

Encyclopedia: Polished

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