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unrefined

[ uhn-ri-fahynd ]SEE DEFINITION OF unrefined
  • adj.vulgar
  • adj.coarse

Synonyms for unrefined

  • crude
  • coarse
  • rude
  • uncouth
  • unpolished
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Antonyms for unrefined

  • cultured
  • refined
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNREFINED

Altogether there was something about him 18 that struck Maya as unrefined.

Those of his kindred with whom you will associate are unrefined and mean.

To be sure, Mrs. Goodenough was a commonplace, unrefined woman.

Plain and unrefined as Mrs. Strong was, she had a good, generous heart.

Their taste is unrefined, but they are inclined to respect grace and dignity.

Adaptability: a mystery, 9;in lifes journey, 44;to unrefined people, 72.

She thought twins vulgar and most unrefined, and could not bear to discuss them.

Still less was she hard, uncultured, undignified, unrefined.

She thought him unrefined, noisy, but probably good-hearted and generous.

Not apt to arts or crafts, they had, and have, an unrefined delight in bright colours.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "not refined in manners," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of refine (v.). Meaning "not free from gross matter" is recorded from 1610s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNREFINED

Philistine

adjectivecoarse
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