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Definition of "unpolished" []

  • Not polished, as: (adjective)
  • Not smooth and shiny: unpolished shoes; unpolished gemstones. (adjective)
  • Not elaborated, perfected, or completed: an unpolished performance. (adjective)
  • Not having attained a high degree of skill: an unpolished tenor. (adjective)
  • Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unpolished" in a sentence
  • "Having no business education except that acquired from common experience and observation, and no schooling except of the most rudimentary kind, he would express himself clearly in unpolished but forcible and terse language, and would write out with his own hand a contract which, for precision and completeness, few lawyers could equal."
  • "And I believe this is talking past Mike's point entirely, which is that you have projects on both ends of the spectrum but what we need is stuff in the middle -- we need more than just the huge games and the quirky, eccentric aka unpolished and low production quality indies."
  • "In a world saturated by overproduced, unnaturally perfect, and clean - the unpolished is the most creative and in many cases most inspirational."