polished

Something that's polished has been perfected — either by being rubbed until it's shiny or practiced until it appears skilled and elegant.

A polished diamond is bright, with a smooth, shining surface that reflects light. For an object to be polished, someone has to polish it, rubbing and buffing until it shines. You can also have a figuratively polished version of your essay that's been spruced up through careful editing. If a person is polished, they're graceful or accomplished: "Her polished style of speaking was almost intimidating!"

Primary Meanings of polished

1.
adj
perfected or made shiny and smooth
2.
adj
(of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
Full Definitions of polished
1

adj perfected or made shiny and smooth

“his polished prose”
“in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes”
“freshly polished silver”
Synonyms:
bright
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny
made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
finished
(of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected
Antonyms:
unpolished
not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing
dull
emitting or reflecting very little light
raw
untempered and unrefined
rough
not perfected
unburnished
of metals e.g.; not made shiny and smooth by friction
unrefined
(used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
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adj (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth

Synonyms:
dressed
finished
(of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state

adj showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

“his polished manner”
Synonyms:
refined, svelte, urbane
sophisticated
having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
2

adj (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed

polished rice”
Synonyms:
milled
processed
prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process

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