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    refinement - Dictionary definition and meaning for word refinement

    (noun) a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    Synonyms : cultivation , culture , finish , polish
    Example Sentence
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art
    (noun) the result of improving something
    Synonyms : elaboration
    Example Sentence
    • he described a refinement of this technique
    (noun) the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
    Synonyms : purification , refining
    (noun) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    Synonyms : nicety , nuance , shade , subtlety
    Example Sentence
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning
    (noun) the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
    Synonyms : civilisation , civilization
    Example Sentence
    • a man of intellectual refinement
    • he is remembered for his generosity and civilization
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