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polished Syllabification: pol·ished
Pronunciation: /ˈpäliSHt/

Definition of polished in English:


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.
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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