Definition of polished in English:


Syllabification: pol·ished
Pronunciation: /ˈpäliSHt


  • 1Shiny as a result of being rubbed: a polished mahogany table
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    • In the center of the room there was a little coffee table, polished to a brilliant shine, and a couch, with two large armchairs.
    • The prince had been sitting at the polished mahogany table, practising his algebra after repeated reminders from his tutor.
    • A sigh echoed through the room as two legs perched upon the surface of the polished mahogany table, its base cluttered with piles of untouched papers.
    shiny, glossy, gleaming, lustrous, glassy; waxed, buffed, burnished; varnished, glazed, lacquered, japanned, shellacked
  • 1.1Accomplished and skillful: his polished performance in the movie
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    • Expect a polished and accomplished performance from a man dedicated to his music.
    • Their performances were polished, with superb harmonies and flawless production.
    • He and his band had obviously spent a long time rehearsing, and the result was an immaculately arranged, perfectly executed and polished performance.
    expert, accomplished, masterly, masterful, skillful, adept, adroit, dexterous; impeccable, flawless, perfect, consummate, exquisite, outstanding, excellent, superb, superlative, first-rate, fine
    informal ace
  • 1.2Refined, sophisticated, or elegant: he was polished and charming
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    • The highly polished, refined and sophisticated villain of this film, enacted by him, brought accolades to Devan.
    • Really - because she's elegant and she's romantic and sophisticated and polished, and she loves fashion.
    • Let us discuss and debate, but in a refined manner and polished language please!
  • 1.3(Of rice) having had the outer husk removed during milling.
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    • Han Asian Vodka is made from polished rice, select barley and spring water.
    • Jute was just another convenient natural material that could be made into large bags to store everything from dehusked coconuts to polished rice to fresh vegetables.
    • This looks like red rice. It's different to normal white polished rice, and it's capable of germination.

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