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fine1

fine1

 
pronunciation:
faIn
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: finer, finest
definition 1: excellent in quality, skill, character, or nature.
a fine winea fine paintera fine young womanfine weather
synonyms:
choice, elegant, excellent, exceptional, high-grade, quality, select, splendid, splendiferous, superior, swell
antonyms:
crude, inferior, poor
similar words:
accomplished, ace, capital, cool, exquisite, fancy, first-rate, flawless, good, magnificent, mean, nice, polished, prime, superb, top-drawer
definition 2: consisting of extremely small particles.
fine soil
synonyms:
powdery
antonyms:
coarse
similar words:
comminute, grated, ground, minced, powdered, pulverized, triturated
definition 3: very sharp.
a knife with a fine edge
synonyms:
honed, keen, sharp
similar words:
acute, powdery, precise
definition 4: very thin.
fine strands of silk
synonyms:
thin
similar words:
delicate, diaphanous, ethereal, fragile, frail, gauzy, gossamer, light, sheer, silky, slender, tenuous, transparent
definition 5: requiring subtle discrimination; difficult to perceive.
She made fine distinctions in her argument.
synonyms:
delicate, fine-drawn, subtle
similar words:
elusive, finespun, minute, nice, slight, small
definition 6: elegant and refined.
a fine gentleman
synonyms:
cultured, discriminating, elegant, polished, refined, sophisticated
antonyms:
coarse
similar words:
dainty, discerning, exquisite, finished, genteel, nice, suave
definition 7: in adequate health or condition.
synonyms:
all right, OK, well
antonyms:
bad
similar words:
good, satisfactory
definition 8:  
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: finer, finest
definition: finely.
synonyms:
finely
similar words:
great, minutely, small, well
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fined, fines, fining
definition: to reduce or refine.
synonyms:
refine
similar words:
clarify, purify, rarefy
derivation: fineness (n.)
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