What is refined?

  • (adj): Used of persons and their behavior; cultivated and genteel.
    Example: "She was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on refined:

Carrageenan - Production - Semi-refined
... The product is called semi-refined carrageenan, Philippines natural grade or, in the U.S ... ↓
Refined Coal - History and Advantages - United States
... The best known producer of refined coal is a company based in Denver, Colorado called Evergreen Energy Inc ... branded its refined coal product as "K-Fuel." The advantages of the refined coal process are more efficient transportation and the ability of utilities to switch to a ... that in 2007, for every megawatt-hour generated, refined coal received $29.81 in federal support, solar power received $24.34, wind power received $23.37 ...
Refined Goods
... In economics, Refined Goods refers to goods that have been processed and have a resultant increase in value ... Advanced economies tend to specialize in refined goods, while importing raw materials ... Refined goods are an important source of wealth of nations, e.g ...

More definitions of "refined":

  • (adj): Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience.
    Synonyms: polished, svelte, urbane
  • (adj): Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming.
    Synonyms: neat, tasteful
  • (adj): Freed from impurities by processing.
    Example: "Refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
    Synonyms: processed

Famous quotes containing the word refined:

    ... in the fierce competition of modern society the only class left in the country possessing leisure is that of women supported in easy circumstances by husband or father, and it is to this class we must look for the maintenance of cultivated and refined tastes, for that value and pursuit of knowledge and of art for their own sakes which can alone save society from degenerating into a huge machine for making money, and gratifying the love of sensual luxury.
    Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)

    The ungentlemanly expressions and gasconading conduct of yours relative to me yesterday was in true character of yourself and unmask you to the world and plainly show that they were ebullitions of a base mind ... and flow from a source devoid of every refined sentiment or delicate sensations.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)