One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a polished table’
shiny, shining, bright, glossy, gleaming, lustrous
smooth, level, glassy, slippery
waxed, buffed, burnished, sanded, ground, varnished, glazed, lacquered, enamelled, japanned, shellacked
dull, tarnished, rough
2‘a polished performance of Mozart's Divertimento in D’
expert, accomplished, masterly, masterful, skilful, skilled, clever, proficient, adept, deft, adroit, dexterous, impeccable, flawless, faultless, perfect, consummate, exquisite, outstanding, excellent, superb, superlative, remarkable, first-rate, fine, talented, gifted
informal ace, stellar, class
refined, cultivated, civilized, civil, well bred, polite, courteous, well mannered, genteel, decorous, proper, respectable, courtly, urbane, suave, sophisticated, seemly
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