unpolished

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unpolished lacking social polish "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate","their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"
    • adj unpolished not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing "dull unpolished shoes"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unpolished Not polished; not brought to a polish: noting surfaces of marble, wood, metal, etc.
    • unpolished Deprived of polish.
    • unpolished Not refined in manners; uncivilized; rude; plain.
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Quotations

  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.”

Usage

In literature:

She remembered clearly the unpolished parquet floor.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Cuban women excel in charm of mannerism and in their eyes Miss Roosevelt appears unpolished and uncut.
"The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2" by Various
Dull (unpolished) = malbrila.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
A square whitewashed room, fitted up with furniture of unpolished oak.
"The Argosy" by Various
Unpolished rice contains all the nutritions of the grains, which is approximately 6 per cent.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
It was a huge unpolished boulder, over which creeping green vines were growing.
"Told in a French Garden" by Mildred Aldrich
It is an unpolished way of proceeding, which a modest man ought to be ashamed of.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
The large-grained, unpolished rice sold at "Food-Reform" stores at 3d.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
His dialect may be unpolished.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
His passports have been examined by our honorable judge, thereby saving the necessity for too much unpolished Yankee criticism.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
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In news:

Site layout is a bit unpolished.
Bookending Vonnegut's career, the two semi-autobiographical stories contained in this unpolished posthumous collection are in print for the first time here.
Tall and slender, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was nothing like the squat, unpolished granite museum built in her name on Madison Avenue.
'Last Ounce of Courage' review: Nice try, unpolished result.
"Last Ounce of Courage" Rated PG for thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking Release date: Sept 14 Rating: unpolished .
'Exact same' OK but unpolished .
' Exact same' OK but unpolished.
Seized pieces of unpolished tusks are displayed by customs officials in Hong Kong on November 16, 2012.
Place a form underneath the edge of an unpolished tip.
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In science:

In any case, submission of unpolished papers causes a waste of time and effort on the authors’, reviewers’, and possibly readers’ side; furthermore, such papers will typically lead to incremental follow-up papers, which increase the reviewing load later on as well. 9) Proliferation of conferences.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Unpolished boron doped sample exhibits a superconducting transition near 10 K (Inset of the figure).
Optical properties of boron-doped diamond
Disclaimer: This is an unpolished draft of the article. A clearer exposition (with more complete reference) is in order and this submission will be updated in a few days.
General Bezout-type theorems
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