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Entry Word: fine
Function: adjective
Text: 1 consisting of very small particles <the fine sand found on the island's beaches>
Synonyms dusty, floury, powdery
Related Words smooth; filtered, pulverized, refined
Near Antonyms rough; unfiltered, unrefined; gravelly, gritty, sandy; pebbly, rocky, stony (also stoney); lumpy, mealy
Antonyms coarse, grainy, granular, granulated
2 made or done with extreme care and accuracy <the fine distinction between bravery and recklessness>
Synonyms delicate, exact, hairline, hairsplitting, minute, nice, refined, subtle
Related Words nitpicking, quibbling; petty, piddling, trifling, trivial; fastidious, finicky, fussy, particular
Near Antonyms apparent, clear, obvious; broad, indefinite; careless, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
Antonyms coarse, inexact, rough
3 being of less than usual width <use a fine line for the outline of the facial features you intend to carve into the pumpkin> -- see NARROW 1
4 being to one's liking <that is fine with me> -- see SATISFACTORY 1
5 free from added matter <that silver is .9600 fine> -- see PURE 1
6 meeting the highest standard of accuracy <making the final fine adjustments on the car> -- see PRECISE 1
7 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards <the wine steward declared that the complaint was unjustified and that the wine was fine> -- see ADEQUATE
8 of a size that is less than average <read the fine print> -- see SMALL 1
9 of the very best kind <a fine performance of a classic ballet> -- see EXCELLENT