Mary's stubbornness is matched only by her sophistication, her boldness by her elegance.
We were greatly impressed with the quality, sophistication, and wide range of topics we received from every country in South Asia.
All in all, manipulation more impressive in its nakedness than in its sophistication—or, ultimately, its effectiveness.
The age of the airplane does not, however, determine the sophistication of the search equipment on board.
This Palmer stands for elegance and sophistication: the embodiment of natural gifts, both athletic and personal.
The haunting beauty of Mr. de la Mare's delicate art springs from an ear of superlative tenderness and sophistication.
With all her sophistication, Tillie was vastly ignorant of life.
His sophistication was all gone; he was just a small boy, heartily ashamed of himself and ready to cry.
Her expression, her voice, her lack of sophistication, all had the limpidity of water.
He had a very distinguished talent, but he was too distinctly clever—clever to the point of sophistication.
early 15c., "use of sophistry; fallacious argument intended to mislead; adulteration; an adulterated or adulterating substance," from Medieval Latin sophisticationem (nominative sophisticatio), noun of action from past participle stem of sophisticare "adulterate, cheat quibble," from Latin sophisticus "of sophists," from Greek sophistikos "of or pertaining to a sophist," from sophistes "a wise man, master, teacher" (see sophist). Meaning "wordly wisdom, refinement, discrimination" is attested from 1850.