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 for polished
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Polished \Pol"ished\, a.
     Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly
     finished; refined; polite; as, polished plate; polished
     manners; polished verse.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Polish \Pol"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polished; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Polishing.] [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. Polite, -ish]
     1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to
        burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass,
        marble, metals, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or
        rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish
        life or manners. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To polish off, to finish completely, as an adversary.
        [Slang] --W. H. Russell.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  polished
      adj 1: perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose";
             "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly
             polished silver" [ant: unpolished]
      2: 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" [syn: polished,
         refined, svelte, urbane]
      3: (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers
         removed; "polished rice" [syn: milled, polished]
      4: (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth [syn: dressed,
         polished]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "polished":
     Attic, Ciceronian, accomplished, adept, advanced, ameliorated,
     archetypical, beautified, bettered, buffed, burnished, chaste,
     civilized, classic, clear, complete, consummate, converted,
     courtly, cultivated, cultured, dainty, debonair, delicate,
     developed, direct, discriminating, distingue, easy, educated,
     elegant, embellished, enhanced, enriched, excellent, exemplary,
     exhaustive, expert, fastidious, faultless, fine, finished,
     flawless, fully developed, fully realized, furbished, genteel,
     gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gifted, glace, glassy, glazed,
     gleaming, glistening, glossy, graceful, gracile, gracious,
     highbred, impeccable, improved, lacquered, ladylike, limpid, lucid,
     lustrous, masterful, masterly, mature, matured, model, natural,
     neat, nice, outstanding, pellucid, perfect, perfected, perspicuous,
     plain, polite, proficient, pure, quintessential, refined, reformed,
     restrained, ripe, ripened, round, rubbed, satiny, sheeny,
     shellacked, shined, shining, shiny, silken, silky, simple, sleek,
     slick, smarmy, soignee, sophisticated, straightforward, subtle,
     superb, superior, superlative, tasteful, terse, thorough,
     transfigured, transformed, trim, unaffected, unlabored, urbane,
     varnished, velvety, virtuoso, well-bred, well-brought-up,
     well-mannered
  
  

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