Thesaurus / unrefined
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It came from one accustomed to bring excellent, if unrefined sense, to bear quickly upon any emergency, and to decide rapidly.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
You know these people, though they have great riches, are very often very unrefined.
SARAH'S SCHOOL FRIENDMAY BALDWIN
But she also sat down to the piano without being invited, and sang a song which it was plain Mrs. Gano thought unrefined.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Par′affin-oil, any of the mineral burning oils associated with the manufacture of paraffin; Par′affin-scale, unrefined paraffin.
She thought him unrefined, noisy, but probably good-hearted and generous.
MRS. DORRIMAN, VOLUME 2 OF 3JULIE BOSVILLE CHETWYND
In "blister copper" (which is the unrefined metal), aluminium, silicon, and phosphorus may be met with.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
I have seen him once before to-day, and he appeared singularly vulgar and unrefined.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
It does not make me less fond of you; but I am often sorry, when we talk together, to notice how unrefined your ideas are.
DIANA TEMPEST, VOLUME II (OF 3)MARY CHOLMONDELEY
One of the vats was full of a rich brown liquid, which we were informed was unrefined cod-liver oil.
ACROSS ICELANDWILLIAM BISIKER
A mediæval crowd at fair time was entertained by mountebanks, tumblers, and similar rough makers of unrefined mirth.
LIFE IN A MEDIVAL CITYEDWIN BENSON
WORDS RELATED TO UNREFINED
- in the rough
- in poor taste
- out of keeping
- out of place
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