[ suh-fis-ti-key-tid ]
/ səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd /
(of a person, ideas, tastes, manners, etc.) altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naive: a sophisticated young socialite;the sophisticated eye of an experienced journalist.
pleasing or satisfactory to the tastes of sophisticates, or people who are educated, cultured, and worldly-wise: sophisticated music.
complex or intricate, as a system, process, piece of machinery, or the like:a sophisticated electronic control system.
of, for, or reflecting educated taste, knowledgeable use, etc.: Many Americans are drinking more sophisticated wines now.
SYNONYMS FOR sophisticated
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OTHER WORDS FROM sophisticated
so·phis·ti·cat·ed·ly, adverbhy·per·so·phis·ti·cat·ed, adjectivehy·per·so·phis·ti·cat·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·so·phis·ti·cat·ed, adjective
su·per·so·phis·ti·cat·ed, adjectiveul·tra·so·phis·ti·cat·ed, adjectiveul·tra·so·phis·ti·cat·ed·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for sophisticated
They were skimming along those green-shaded drives that are so sophisticatedly sylvan.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for sophisticated
/ (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd) /
having refined or cultured tastes and habits
appealing to sophisticatesa sophisticated restaurant
unduly refined or cultured
pretentiously or superficially wise
(of machines, methods, etc) complex and refined
Derived forms of sophisticatedsophisticatedly, adverb
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