unrefined

  • 1 unrefined — index blatant (obtrusive), disreputable, impertinent (insolent), improper, inelegant, provincial …

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  • 2 unrefined — 1590s, not refined in manners, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of REFINE (Cf. refine). Meaning not free from gross matter is recorded from 1610s …

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  • 3 unrefined — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not processed to remove impurities. 2) not elegant or cultured …

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  • 4 unrefined — [spelling only] …

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  • 5 unrefined — [[t]ʌ̱nrɪfa͟ɪnd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An unrefined food or other substance is in its natural state and has not been processed. Unrefined carbohydrates include brown rice and other grains. ...the price of unrefined oil as it comes out of the ground …

    English dictionary

  • 6 unrefined — adjective 1 (no comparative) an unrefined substance has not been separated from the other substances that it is combined with in its natural form: unrefined oil | unrefined sugar 2 formal not polite or educated opposite refined …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 unrefined — un|re|fined [ˌʌnrıˈfaınd] adj 1.) an unrefined substance is in its natural form ▪ unrefined sugar 2.) formal not polite or educated …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 unrefined — un|re|fined [ ,ʌnrı faınd ] adjective 1. ) unrefined products such as sugar and oil have not been changed from their natural state 2. ) someone who is unrefined is not very polite and does not show an interest in art, music, etc. a ) used about… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 unrefined — adjective 1) unrefined clay Syn: unprocessed, untreated, crude, raw, natural, unprepared, unfinished Ant: processed 2) unrefined people Syn: uncultured …

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  • 10 unrefined — UK [ˌʌnrɪˈfaɪnd] / US adjective 1) unrefined products such as sugar and oil have not been changed from their natural state 2) a) someone who is unrefined is not very polite and does not show an interest in art, music etc b) used about someone who …

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  • 11 unrefined — /un ri fuynd /, adj. 1. not refined; not purified, as substances: unrefined metal. 2. coarse or crude; lacking in refinement of taste, feeling, manners, language, etc. [1585 95; UN 1 + REFINED] Syn. 1. unpurified, crude, coarse. 2. unpolished,… …

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  • 12 unrefined — adj. Unrefined is used with these nouns: ↑carbohydrate, ↑sugar …

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  • 13 unrefined — adjective a) crude, raw or unprocessed b) lacking refinement; uncouth …

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  • 14 unrefined — Synonyms and related words: Doric, Gothic, Neanderthal, Philistine, animal, arrested, awkward, backward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, bookless, boorish, broken, brutal, brutish, bumbling, bumpy, cacophonous, caddish, choppy, churlish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 unrefined — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unpurified, crude, raw, natural, native; unfastidious, uncultivated, rude, coarse, inelegant, vulgar, common. See vulgarity, inelegance, ignorance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. coarse, vulgar,… …

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  • 16 unrefined — adj. not purified; vulgar, crude, coarse, uncultured, unpolished …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 unrefined — adjective 1》 not processed to remove impurities. 2》 not elegant or cultured …

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  • 18 unrefined — adj 1. unpurified, coarse, crude, raw, unfinished, unpolished. 2. uncultured, vulgar, unsophisticated, inelegant. See unpolished(defs. 1, 2) …

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  • 19 unrefined — un·refined …

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  • 20 unrefined — un re•fined′ adj …

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