sophisticated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First English usage circa 1601. Medieval Latin sophisticatus.

Adjective[edit]

sophisticated (comparative more sophisticated, superlative most sophisticated)

  1. Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan.
  2. Elegant, refined.
  3. Complicated, especially of complex technology.
  4. Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral.
  5. (obsolete, UK) Dishonest or misleading.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (having obtained worldly experience): provincial

Synonyms[edit]

  • (having obtained worldly experience): worldly

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Verb[edit]

sophisticated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate

References[edit]

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997