polished


polished
[[t]pɒ̱lɪʃt[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ (approval) Someone who is polished shows confidence and knows how to behave socially.

He is polished, charming, articulate and an excellent negotiator.

2) ADJ-GRADED (approval) If you describe a performance, ability, or skill as polished, you mean that it is of a very high standard.

It was simply a very polished performance.

...polished promotional skills.

3) See also polish

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • polished — UK [ˈpɒlɪʃt] / US [ˈpɑlɪʃt] adjective 1) clean and shiny because of being rubbed, usually with a chemical substance His newly polished shoes gleamed. a gravestone in black polished marble highly polished: a highly polished wooden floor 2) of very …   English dictionary

  • polished — adjective 1. perfected or made shiny and smooth (Freq. 2) his polished prose in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes freshly polished silver • Ant: ↑unpolished • Similar to: ↑bright, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • polished — /pol isht/, adj. 1. made smooth and glossy: a figurine of polished mahogany. 2. naturally smooth and glossy: polished pebbles on the beach. 3. refined, cultured, or elegant: a polished manner. 4. flawless; skillful; excellent: a polished… …   Universalium