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sophisticated

[ suh-fis-ti-key-tid ]
/ səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd /
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adjective
(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.
deceptive; misleading.
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.
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Origin of sophisticated

1595–1605; <Medieval Latin sophisticāt(us) sophisticate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM sophisticated

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How to use sophisticated in a sentence

  • Pale lavender, pale blue, and pale pink, and all quite sophisticatedly décolleté.

    Turn About Eleanor|Ethel M. Kelley
  • They were skimming along those green-shaded drives that are so sophisticatedly sylvan.

    Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
  • He was in line with convention practically, and perhaps sophisticatedly.

    Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser

British Dictionary definitions for sophisticated

sophisticated
/ (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd) /

adjective
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 sophisticated

sophisticatedly, adverb
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