- not sophisticated; simple; artless.
- without complexity or refinements: a relatively unsophisticated mechanism.
- unadulterated; pure; genuine.
Origin of unsophisticated
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1. ingenuous, naive, inexperienced.
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Examples from the Web for unsophisticated
This influence is typically attributed to campaign contributions, but this view is unsophisticated.The Pro-Israel Lobby: Narratives, Not Money
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The Starks are fatalistic, duty-bound, honorable but kind of unsophisticated.Who Represents?
February 19, 2013
Many realists today consider victory an unsophisticated goal.Obama's Overview of Afghanistan War Fails to Specify Goals
Stephen L. Carter
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His opponent in the primary was an unsophisticated first-time candidate named Carl Paladino, an upstate developer.The Unstoppable Tea Party
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He is so very young and reverent and tender, and in a way so unsophisticated.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Here was a situation for an unsophisticated youth like myself.
So I tempted my fancy with air-castles like the most unsophisticated lover.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Mond is a good chap, very jovial, boyish and unsophisticated.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
His prattle was the prattle of an unsophisticated maiden lady.The O'Ruddy
- lacking experience or worldly wisdom
- marked by a lack of refinement or complexityan unsophisticated machine
- unadulterated or genuine
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Word Origin and History for unsophisticated
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