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superfine

[soo-per-fahyn] /ˌsu pərˈfaɪn/
adjective
1.
extra fine, as in grain or texture; unusually fine:
superfine sugar.
2.
extra fine in quality.
3.
excessively refined; overnice:
superfine manners.
Origin of superfine
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at super-, fine1
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  • 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

superfine

/ˌsuːpəˈfaɪn/
adjective
1.
of exceptional fineness or quality
2.
excessively refined
Derived Forms
superfineness, noun
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