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Forged vs Refined - What's the difference?

forged | refined |

As adjectives the difference between forged and refined

is that forged is fake (as documents) while refined is showing or having good feelings or good taste.

As verbs the difference between forged and refined

is that forged is to force forward against opposition while refined is (refine).




  • Fake (as documents).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-01
  • , author=Brian Hayes , title=Father of Fractals , volume=101, issue=1, page=62 , magazine= citation , passage=Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.}}
    Forged identification documents were used to enter the building.
  • Fabricated by forging or at a forge, by working hot metal
  • The blacksmith made an expertly forged horseshoe by beating the red hot metal with his hammer.


    * See also


  • To force forward against opposition.
  • He forged forward against the current, even as it tried to sweep him down river.




    (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

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