• (GA) enPR: pŏlʹĭsht, IPA: /ˈpɑlɪʃt/
  • (RP) enPR: pŏlʹĭsht, IPA: /ˈpɒlɪʃt/


  1. Made smooth or shiny by polishing.
    polished shoes
  2. Refined, elegant.
    a polished performance
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter III, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384 ↗:
      She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
  • French: poli
  • German: poliert
  • Russian: полиро́ванный
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of polish

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