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Another word for refinement

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Noun
  1. The act or process of removing physical impurities

    See also:

    clean

  2. High style in quality, manner, or dress

    See also:

    style

  3. Enlightenment and excellent taste resulting from intellectual development

      1. Modern society with its conveniences:
      2. An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.
      3. The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch:
      1. The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
      2. The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
      3. Refinement; culture.
      1. Special training and development:
      2. The set of predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize a group or organization:
      3. These arts, beliefs, and other products considered with respect to a particular subject or mode of expression:
    See also:

    culture

  4. The ability to distinguish, especially to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions

    See also:

    precise

Another word for refinement

Noun
  1. The act of refining

  2. Culture

      1. Collectively, those people of the world considered to have a high standard of behavior and / or a high level of development. Commonly subjectively used by people of one society to exclusively refer to their society, or their elite sub-group, or a few associated societies, implying all others, in time or geography or status, as something less than civilised, as savages or barbarians. cf refinement, elitism, civilised society, the Civilised World
      2. The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch:
      3. An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.
      1. The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
      2. Refinement; culture.
      3. The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
      1. Deep, extensive learning.
      2. Learning acquired by reading and study; scholarship
      1. (Archaic) The use of sophistry
      2. Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.
      3. The state, quality, or character of being sophisticated
      1. One's line of descent; ancestry:
      2. The propagation of animals or plants:
      3. Upbringing or education, especially in proper social behavior.
      1. The act or a means of enlightening.
      2. (Buddhism & Hinduism) A state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana.
      3. A philosophical movement of the 1700s that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms. Used with the.
      1. The space between the eye and the upper edge of the bill of a bird or between the eye and the nostril of a snake or fish
      2. (Archaic) A teaching or being taught; instruction
      3. Knowledge or learning; specif., all the knowledge of a particular group or having to do with a particular subject, esp. that of a traditional nature
      1. The quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
      2. The quality or state of being subtle.
      3. Something subtle, especially a nicety of thought or a fine distinction.
      1. (Short for) Christian Science
      2. A systematic method or body of knowledge in a given area:
      3. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena:
      1. Knowledge resulting from study and research in a particular field.
      2. The quality of knowledge and learning shown by a student; standard of academic work
      3. (Uncountable) The sum of knowledge accrued by scholars; the realm of refined learning.
      1. The act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill.
      2. (Uncountable) An act in which something is learned.
      3. Knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study.
    See also:

    culture

  3. Genteel feelings and behavior