(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. cultivated, educated, informed, accomplished, enlightened, polished, refined, well-bred, genteel, elegant, courteous, intellectual, sophisticated, sensitive, intelligent, au courant (French), able, well-read, well-educated, knowledgeable, up-to-date, well-informed, cosmopolitan, traveled, experienced, tolerant, understanding, appreciative, civilized, aesthetic, enjoying the arts, versed in the humanities, literary, urbane, suave, gracious, mannerly, erudite, learned, lettered, high-brow*, bluestocking*, high-class*; see also learned 1 , 2 , liberal 2 , polite 1 , refined 2 .
Ant. narrow, ignorant*, backward.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
cultivated, refined, polished, learned, educated, civilized, enlightened, accomplished, well-bred, erudite, genteel, high-class.
ANT.: regressive, primitive, uncultured, illiterate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education: civilized, cultivated, educated, polished, refined, urbane, well-bred. See CULTURE.

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