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[soo-per-fahyn] /ˌsu pərˈfaɪn/
extra fine, as in grain or texture; unusually fine:
superfine sugar.
extra fine in quality.
excessively refined; overnice:
superfine manners.
Origin of superfine
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at super-, fine1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Next moment Tommy burst upon their vision in a full suit of superfine blue with brass buttons!

    The Garret and the Garden R.M. Ballantyne
  • Now, there ain't no superfine salt peculiar to any rank or class.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • He who gave me the buffet was a bachelor of not superfine morals.

    Zones of the Spirit August Strindberg
  • The quantity of his work was not remarkably large, but the quality was superfine.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • I remember and now understand the tone in which he added "all of us Brandlings except this superfine gentleman here."

    Penelope Brandling Vernon Lee
  • I pay him with superfine tobacco, and he would have kissed me!

  • I never, until yesterday, saw that butler out of superfine black broadcloth.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • For use in bread-making the superfine white flour is not the best.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • The superfine flour was $16 a barrel and the second grade $13.

  • You saw at a glance that he was superfine, but you had no idea how superfine until he opened his mouth.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for superfine


of exceptional fineness or quality
excessively refined
Derived Forms
superfineness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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