[ UK /ˌʌnɹɪfˈa‍ɪnd/ ]
[ US /ˌənɹiˈfaɪnd/ ]
  1. not refined or processed
    crude oil
    unrefined ore
  2. (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
    how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?
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How To Use unrefined In A Sentence

  • Using proper ingredients - unrefined and unprocessed - is of prime importance.
  • His personality or attitude could be so off-putting that customers leave early, or his sales ability could be so unrefined that he consistently undersells.
  • Her yoghurts are naturally flavoured using fruit, unrefined sugar and lemon juice.
  • Yet the book itself is also ‘low-descended’ - modest in its stylistic pretensions and happy to risk a plebeian status as an unrefined work.
  • Choose oils that are unrefined and minimally processed.
  • unrefined ore
  • Dikme was asked by an MP in Parliament to comment on the problem with imported unrefined sugar, most of which is illegal, as well as the measures to stimulate domestic production of sugar.
  • A red-haired Cuban refugee used to take offense at nearly everything I uttered, finding me unrefined, unlettered, vulgar, and a bore.
  • The fading signatures scrawled on the tiled brick were a poignant reminder of the Great War, the first kindlings of romance and the unrefined humour of youth. Archive 2007-07-01
  • Now this was back in Jack Black's "High Fidelity" days, i.e. the non-mega-famous days, when he was portlier, unkempt, and completely unrefined. You Better Watch It.... Two Times!
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