Definition for honed

adjective as in keen

adjective as in pithy

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So it’s hoping to be able to keep honing the model’s accuracy.

As a chef and a man, Posey honed his bold self-possession, despite being born into chattel slavery in Virginia.

Around that time, Jung began to hone his notion of synchronicity in preparation for developing a treatise on the subject.

Rosen argued that lawyers needed to get more evidence and hone their case for charging Zinke with lying to federal investigators, according to people familiar with the matter.

If he feels like he can carry the weight, then we really want him to really hone in on his flexibility and his first-step quickness.

Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.

Fueled by a well-honed messaging and technology-driven targeting, an otherwise unknown candidate sailed into office.

His skills have also been honed working for the GOP presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.

It requires a finely honed sense of timing and a griddle that has been seasoned just right.

When Veep returned Sunday night, its sharp-tongued writing was honed to a perfect razor edge.

He had never seen her look more beautiful, but it was the icy beauty of a honed dagger.

These should be fined or honed to a perfect point, and the abrupt part of the barb filed down one-half.

But, do you know, there is no sentence I might utter that has a keener, a more freshly honed razor-edge to it than that.

This weapon is always kept as sharp as possible; and when being used is occasionally honed, just like a razor.

He went out to where his followers made grisly zinging noises where they honed their knives.


On this page you'll find 304 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to honed, such as: acuminate, barbed, edged, fine, horned, and jagged.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.