Synonyms for refinement

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-fahyn-muh nt
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈfaɪn mənt

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Définition of refinement

Origin :
  • 1610s, "act or process of refining; state of being pure," from refine + -ment. Meaning "fineness of feeling" is from 1708.
  • noun cleansing
  • noun cultivation, civilization
Example sentences :
  • For a woman of her refinement, she had the strangest proclivity for low company!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I am sick of Mrs General's good breeding and refinement, papa,' said Fanny. '
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • I desire to imitate the committee in their refinement and delicacy of distinction.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • Mrs. Rice is a lady of refinement, exemplary, and much beloved and respected.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • The refinement and the multiplicity of pleasures also diminish the attractions of marriage.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • He was the thorough gentleman, a character by no means so readily to be met with in these days of refinement as one would imagine.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete » by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • I fear, sister, I have not refinement sufficient to enjoy it.
  • Extract from : « The Contrast » by Royall Tyler
  • And besides, refinement and charm were not so common by any means, nowadays.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • But it must be remembered that poor Thady had no refinement; how should he?
  • Extract from : « The Macdermots of Ballycloran » by Anthony Trollope
  • They are so very commonplace; no air of refinement about them.
  • Extract from : « The Universal Reciter » by Various

Antonyms for refinement

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