Origin of sophisticated
verb (used with object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of sophisticate
Examples from the Web for sophisticated
Sophisticated, nuanced, melodious pop music, that sweeps you away.
With this sophisticated tone set, the shop opened and developed a clientele.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has always featured the very best voices and employed the most sophisticated stagecraft of any opera house.
This was the most sophisticated global tracking system ever devised, and it worked with lethal efficiency.
Even in the most sophisticated echelons of the media ecosystem, the fix was in.
She had all the sophisticated graces of life and much of the natural charm of an unusually attractive personality.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
Factories everywhere supplied farmers with the sophisticated tools and machines of the new agriculture.
If within the sophisticated man there is not an unsophisticated one, then he is but one of the Devil's angels.
The subject of the moral reflections at the end is self-delusion in the particular form of sophisticated vanity.Aesop Dress'd|Bernard Mandeville
Juries can see for themselves the crime being committed, as well as the results of sophisticated forensic tests.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
noun (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt)
Word Origin for sophisticate
c.1600, "mixed with a foreign substance, impure; no longer simple or natural," past participle adjective from sophisticate (v.). Of persons, with a positive sense, "worldly-wise, discriminating, cultured," from 1895.
c.1400, "make impure by admixture," from Medieval Latin sophisticatus, past participle of sophisticare (see sophistication). From c.1600 as "corrupt, delude by sophistry;" from 1796 as "deprive of simplicity." Related: Sophisticated; sophisticating. As a noun meaning "sophisticated person" from 1921.