Synonyms of refined
1 purifiedDictionary • refined sugar
pure • demands for pure and clean river water
clean • I want to live a clean life, a life without sin.
2 culturedDictionary • His speech and manner are refined.
cultured • He is a cultured man with a wide circle of friends.
civil • He couldn't even bring himself to be civil to Pauline.
polished • He is polished, charming and articulate.
tasteful • The decor is tasteful and restrained.
sophisticated • Recently her tastes have become more sophisticated.
gentlemanly • He was respected for his kind and gentlemanly ways.
elegant • Patricia looked as beautiful and elegant as always.
polite • Certain words are not acceptable in polite society.
cultivated • His mother was an elegant, cultivated woman.
gracious • He is always a gracious host.
civilized • All truly civilized countries must deplore torture.
genteel • two maiden ladies with genteel manners and voices
urbane • In conversation, he was suave and urbane.
courtly • a large man with a gentle, courtly manner
well-bred • She was too well-bred to make personal remarks.
ladylike • She crossed the room with quick, ladylike steps.
well-mannered • She is a well-mannered, polite child.
3 discerningDictionary • refined tastes
discerning • tailor-made holidays to suit the more discerning traveller
fine • She has a fine eye for detail.
nice • As a politician, he drew a nice distinction between his own opinions and the wishes of the majority.
sensitive • an extremely sensitive microscope
exact • She is very punctual and very exact in her duties.
subtle • There was, however, a subtle distinction between the two lawsuits.
delicate • He didn't want to offend his mother's delicate sensibilities.
precise • They speak very precise English.
discriminating • These products are snapped up by more discriminating customers.
fastidious • He was fastidious about his appearance.
punctilious (formal) • He was punctilious about being ready exactly on time.
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• He couldn't even bring himself to be civil to Pauline.
• All truly civilized countries must deplore torture.
• I want to live a clean life, a life without sin.
Thesaurus for refined from the Collins English Thesaurus
not coarse or vulgar; genteel, elegant, or polite
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