polished

[ pol-isht ]
/ ˈpɒl ɪʃt /

adjective

made smooth and glossy: a figurine of polished mahogany.
naturally smooth and glossy: polished pebbles on the beach.
refined, cultured, or elegant: a polished manner.
flawless; skillful; excellent: a polished conversationalist.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of polished

First recorded in 1325–75, polished is from the Middle English word polist. See polish, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM polished

un·pol·ished, adjectivewell-pol·ished, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unpolished

polished
/ (ˈpɒlɪʃt) /

adjective

accomplisheda polished actor
impeccably or professionally donea polished performance
(of rice) having had the outer husk removed by milling
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