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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; The result of improving something; The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.);

Usage examples (39)
  • He described a refinement of this technique
  • A man of intellectual refinement
  • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
  • Is it true that cultivation, what we call refinement, kills individuality? for more
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