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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for superfine
Historical Examples
  • Now, there ain't no superfine salt peculiar to any rank or class.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • The superfine flour was $16 a barrel and the second grade $13.

  • There is no intention here to intimate any superfine scorn of it.

  • Again, we have superfine discussions of what the United States "stands for."

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • I should not like to venture, Ellie, if it must be so superfine; but John can do it for you.

    The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
  • 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 pay him with superfine tobacco, and he would have kissed me!

  • For use in bread-making the superfine white flour is not the best.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • 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
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