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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polished(adj)

    perfected or made shiny and smooth

    "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"

  2. polished, refined, svelte, urbane(adj)

    showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

    "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"

  3. milled, polished(adj)

    (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed

    "polished rice"

  4. dressed, polished(adj)

    (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth


  1. polished(Adjective)

    Made smooth or shiny by polishing.

    polished shoes

  2. polished(Adjective)

    refined, elegant

    a polished performance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polished

    of Polish

  2. Polished(adj)

    made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite; as, polished plate; polished manners; polished verse


  1. Polished

    Polished is an award winning short film directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly, featuring William B. Davis as a lonely aging businessman who yearns for human contact from shoeshiner Karyn Dwyer.

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How to say polished in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polished in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of polished in a Sentence

  1. Debra Aho Williamson:

    Instagram Stories are in themselves already more intimate. You can share things that are maybe a bit less polished, less perfect, [ and ] daily moments from your life, from there is the ability to narrow the audience. I think that's valuable.

  2. Sharon Salzberg:

    Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.

  3. Dave Bossie:

    Is he going to be 'Reaganesque' in his speeches and perfect in every one? No. But it’s okay, that's what makes him a little different from some of these guys who are a little more polished. People connect to him.

  4. Chinese:

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

  5. Sandee Hanline:

    I’ve kept them polished for 36 years.

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