sophisticated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First English usage circa 1601. From Medieval Latin sophisticatus.

Adjective[edit]

sophisticated (comparative more sophisticated, superlative most sophisticated)

  1. Of a person: having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan, worldly-wise.
    Synonyms: sophisticate, worldly
    Antonym: provincial
  2. Of art or other things: appealing to the tastes of an intellectual or sophisticated (sense 1) person; cerebral; also, cultured, elegant, refined.
    Synonym: sophisticate
  3. Complicated, especially of complex technology.
  4. (obsolete)
    Synonym: sophisticate
    1. Mixed with a foreign or inferior substance; not genuine or pure; adulterated, impure.
    2. Of a thing: having its meaning changed in a deceptive or misleading way.

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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