[ adjective ] used of persons and their behavior; cultivated and genteel
"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship" "refined people with refined taste"
Used in print(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
She is well-educated and refined , all wildcat and fur , and Union from the muzzle to the crupper '' .
[ adjective ] freed from impurities by processing
"refined sugar" "refined oil" "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
Used in print(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
Will mere debate on that proposition , even_though it be free and untrammeled , remove the dross and leave a residue of refined gold ?