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Dictionary Definition

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: refined, svelte, urbane]
3 (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed; "polished rice" [syn: milled]
4 (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth [syn: dressed]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Made smooth or shiny by polishing.
    polished shoes
  2. refined, elegant
    a polished performance


made smooth or shiny by polishing
refined, elegant


  1. past of polish

Extensive Definition

Polished is an award winning short film directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly, featuring William B. Davis as a lonely aging businessman who yearns for human contact from shoeshiner Karyn Dwyer.

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