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Definitions: (1) a quality of refinement arising from an acquaintance with and concern for what is regarded as excellent in the arts, letters, or manners; (2) exhibiting improvement of the mind by education and training; intellectual pursuit; (3)appreciation of fine quality; enlightenment

Synonyms: accomplished, cultivated, erudite, learned, polished, refined


Cultivate truth, good faith, experience, cleverness, sociability, and industry.

— Pittavus of Mytilene (c. 640-568 bc) Greek Philosopher