Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb polish

3 senses of polish

Sense 1
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Sense 2
polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 3
polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up -- (bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners")
       => perfect, hone -- (make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!")

Antonyms of adj polished

4 senses of polished

Sense 1
polished (vs. unpolished) -- (perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver")

unpolished (vs. polished) -- (not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing; "dull unpolished shoes")
        => raw -- (untempered and unrefined; "raw talent"; "raw beauty")
        => rough -- (not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches")
        => unburnished -- (of metals e.g.; not made shiny and smooth by friction)

Sense 2
polished, refined, svelte, urbane -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA sophisticated) -> naive, naif -- (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances")

Sense 3
milled, polished -- ((of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed; "polished rice")

INDIRECT (VIA processed) -> unprocessed -- (not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities")

Sense 4
dressed, polished -- ((of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth)

INDIRECT (VIA finished) -> unfinished -- (not brought to the desired final state)

Similarity of adj polished

4 senses of polished

Sense 1
polished (vs. unpolished) -- (perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver")
       => bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny -- (made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents")
       => finished -- ((of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected; "a dazzling and finished piece of writing"; "a finished violinist")
          Also See-> bright#1

Sense 2
polished, refined, svelte, urbane -- (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")
       => sophisticated (vs. naive) -- (having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book")

Sense 3
milled, polished -- ((of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed; "polished rice")
       => processed (vs. unprocessed) -- (prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores")

Sense 4
dressed, polished -- ((of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth)
       => finished (vs. unfinished) -- ((of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state; "a finished product")

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