Definition of refinement :
1. That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic.
2. The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas.
purgation, elaborateness, justness, spook, gloss, ending, enlightenment, wraith, finis, intricacy, polish, breakthrough, civilization, chivalry, shadowiness, amplification, couth, aerate, erudition, stopping point, niceness, goal, acculturation, scholarship, glossiness, behave, savoir-faire, gentility, action, gallantry, finish, elegancy, finishing, accomplishment, science, cleaning, majesty, stateliness, shadiness, bond, courtesy, courtliness, conclusion, tad, spectre, burnish, nuance, selectivity, destination, selectiveness, coating, specter, balanced equation, clean, precise, tact, clarification, tone, quality, last, involution, lore, the carbon cycle, subtlety, style, tincture, assay, close, refining, tint, civilisation, finale, purification, shade, enlargement, draining, urbanity, ghost, good breeding, rightness, gentleness, working out, expansion, behavior, nicety, learning, calcify, classiness, adsorb
propriety (part of speech: noun)
elegance (part of speech: noun)
simplicity (part of speech: noun)
taste (part of speech: noun)
changes (part of speech: noun)
improvement (part of speech: noun)
beauty (part of speech: noun)
glamour, resplendence, pleasingness, gracefulness, attractiveness, prettiness, loveliness, gorgeousness, elegance, comeliness, splendor, sightliness, radiance, superbness, bonniness, exquisiteness, handsomeness, fairness, shapeliness, sublimity, splendidness, charm, beauty, picturesqueness
- The hangers themselves require no refinement of alignment, because that may be secured by means of the plungers, and the boxes require no fitting to the shafts after the hangers are erected. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- The modern method at the Bodleian would seem to be a refinement on the custom. - "An American at Oxford", John Corbin.
- It is selfish, because those who teach this theory are generally men of intelligence, refinement, and are considered, and they consider themselves, men of moral character. - "God's Plan with Men", T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin.