Definition of unrefined in English:

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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.
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;

Words that rhyme with unrefined

affined, behind, bind, blind, find, hind, humankind, interwind, kind, mankind, mind, nonaligned, resigned, rind, unaligned, unassigned, unconfined, undefined, undersigned, undesigned, unlined, unsigned, wynd

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Syllabification: un·re·fined

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