What is another word for polishing?

Pronunciation: [pˈɒlɪʃɪŋ] (IPA)

Synonyms for the word "polishing" include buffing, scrubbing, burnishing, smoothing, shining, honing, refining, and varnishing. Buffing and scrubbing both mean to clean and shine a surface by rubbing it vigorously. Burnishing involves applying pressure with a tool or machine to smooth out and polish a surface, like with smooth leather. Smoothing refers to removing roughness and creating a polished appearance. Shining refers to adding a glossy sheen to a surface. Honing is a process of refining and perfecting, like with a knife blade. Refining is about improving and making something better. Varnishing involves applying a liquid coating for protection and to create a shiny, polished look.

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Usage examples for Polishing

As I disappointed him by ignoring this last remark, he took refuge in polishing glasses.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Up to this time, since polishing the meat-bone, Tug had occupied himself by aiming at the stranger, but as if the suggestion of a walk up to The Locks was pleasing to him, he jumped to his feet, and walked towards the door.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
His singular command of language, and, within his own limits, of versification, was turned to account by conscientious and unceasing labour in polishing his style.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"
Leslie Stephen

Famous quotes with Polishing

  • John Henry Lloyd is the man I gave the credit to for polishing my skills. He taught me how to play third base and how to protect myself. John taught me more baseball than anyone else.
    Judy Johnson
  • I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.
    Dean Koontz
  • Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research.
    Colleen McCullough
  • My training was that you fill in the canvas where it needs colour and polishing. You start with the words on the first night and keep adding bits of business.
    Ron Moody
  • I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze.
    Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

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