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unrefined

Definition of Unrefined

(adjective) Lacking in manners or taste; uncouth.

Unrefined Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌənrəˈfaɪnd/
    • British English
      • /(ˌ)ʌnrᵻˈfʌɪnd/
  • Syllabification: (un·re·fined)

Usage Notes

  • Unrefined is contrasted to cultivated.
  • Also called:
    • uncivilized
    • uncultured
    • uneducated
    • raw
    • uncouth

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Cite the Definition of Unrefined

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “unrefined.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/unrefined/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

unrefined. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/unrefined/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “unrefined.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/unrefined/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“unrefined.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/unrefined/>.