Definition of unrefined in English:


Syllabification: un·re·fined
Pronunciation: /ˌənrəˈfīnd


1Not processed to remove impurities or unwanted elements: unrefined sugar
More example sentences
  • Choose oils that are unrefined and minimally processed.
  • Her yoghurts are naturally flavoured using fruit, unrefined sugar and lemon juice.
  • ‘We all know that poor diet, eating too much unrefined sugar and not brushing our teeth are causes of tooth decay,’ he says, suggesting that a proper programme of dental education would be a better solution.
unprocessed, untreated, crude, raw, natural, unprepared, unfinished
1.1(Of a person or their behavior) not elegant or cultured.
More example sentences
  • Not only do I look like an unsentimental person, but I also look like an unrefined idiot.
  • She's smart enough, however, to understand that her beauty and her bankroll will open doors that would otherwise slam flush in the face of an unrefined girl from the Colonies.
  • And at 21 he's so unrefined that you can never be sure exactly what he'll do - for better or worse - when he's involved in a play.
uncultured, uncultivated, uncivilized, uneducated, unsophisticated;

Definition of unrefined in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell