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Definition of refined adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] (of a substance) made pure by having other substances taken out of it refined sugar
  2. 2(of a person) polite, well educated, and able to judge the quality of things; having the kind of manners that are considered typical of a high social class synonym cultured, genteel Beneath his refined manners and superficial elegance the man was a snake. opposite unrefined
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