Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
What is the pronunciation of polished?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Polishing & polishes, but you might be interested in these topics from the Clean, dirty and cleaning topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “polished” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More