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polished (adj.)

late 14c., "made smooth;" early 15c., "elegant;" past-participle adjective from polish (v.).

updated on March 07, 2013

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Definitions of polished from WordNet

polished (adj.)
perfected or made shiny and smooth;
his polished prose
in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes
freshly polished silver
polished (adj.)
showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience;
his polished manner
Synonyms: refined / urbane
polished (adj.)
(of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed;
polished rice
Synonyms: milled
polished (adj.)
(of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth;
Synonyms: dressed
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