Refined vs Coarse - What's the difference?

refined | coarse |


As adjectives the difference between refined and coarse

is that refined is showing or having good feelings or good taste while coarse is composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.

As a verb refined

is (refine).

refined

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Showing or having good feelings or good taste.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite.
  • An absence of coarseness.
  • Not vulgar.
  • Without impurities.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (refine)
  • The raw petroleum was refined into kerosene.

    Anagrams

    *

    coarse

    English

    (wikipedia coarse)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  • Lacking refinement, taste or delicacy;
  • coarse manners
    coarse language

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "coarse" is often applied: language, particle, grain, graining, sand, powder, gravel, grit, salt, gold, thread, hair, cloth, grid, aggregate, texture, grass, fish, angling, fishing.

    Synonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): thick, rough, sharp, hard * (not refined ): rough, rude, uncouth, blunt, unpolished, inelegant, indelicate, vulgar, gritty, obscene, crass

    Antonyms

    * (of inferior quality ): fine

    Derived terms

    * coarsely * coarsen * coarseness

    Anagrams

    *