Definition of "unrefined" []

  • (of substances such as petroleum, ores, and sugar) not processed into a pure or usable form (adjective)
  • Coarse in manners or language (adjective)
  • Crude, raw or unprocessed (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Lacking refinement; uncouth (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "unrefined" in a sentence
  • "The sugar of this country is much better than that which we bring home from our plantations: for all the sugar that is made here is clayed, which makes it whiter and finer than our muscovada, as we call our unrefined sugar."
  • "For the last 25 years, we have had our economic policy led (at least highly influenced) by this kind of unrefined, non-academic theory of supply-side, free-trade at all times, and tax cuts are always a solution type ideology which has gotten us in this ditch."
  • "The game is very unrefined which is a shame; I think my high degree of patience is what's keeping me from putting this game down but even I'm finding that the mechanics are starting to wear thin."