unrefined

[uhn-ri-fahynd]

adjective

not refined; not purified, as substances: unrefined metal.
coarse or crude; lacking in refinement of taste, feeling, manners, language, etc.

Origin of unrefined

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + refined

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unrefined

adjective

(of substances such as petroleum, ores, and sugar) not processed into a pure or usable form
coarse in manners or language
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Word Origin and History for unrefined
adj.

1590s, "not refined in manners," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of refine (v.). Meaning "not free from gross matter" is recorded from 1610s.

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