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English definition of “polished”

polished

adjective uk   /ˈpɒl.ɪʃt/ us    /ˈpɑː.lɪʃt/

polished adjective (CLEAN)

having been polished: a highly polished floor

polished adjective (SKILLED)

describes a person who has style and confidence: He's suave, polished, and charming. showing great skill: The dancers gave a polished performance.
(Definition of polished from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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