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polished

[ pol-isht ]
/ ˈpɒl ɪʃt /
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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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Nearby words

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Origin of polished

First recorded in 1325–75, polished is from the Middle English word polist. See polish, -ed2
Related formsun·pol·ished, adjectivewell-pol·ished, adjective
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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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