unsophisticated

[uhn-suh-fis-ti-key-tid]

adjective

not sophisticated; simple; artless.
without complexity or refinements: a relatively unsophisticated mechanism.
unadulterated; pure; genuine.

Origin of unsophisticated

First recorded in 1620–30; un-1 + sophisticated
Related formsun·so·phis·ti·cat·ed·ly, adverbun·so·phis·ti·cat·ed·ness, un·so·phis·ti·ca·tion, noun

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unsophisticated

adjective

lacking experience or worldly wisdom
marked by a lack of refinement or complexityan unsophisticated machine
unadulterated or genuine
Derived Formsunsophisticatedly, adverbunsophisticatedness or unsophistication, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsophisticated
adj.

1620s, "unmixed," from un- (1) "not" + sophisticated. Meaning "ingenuous, natural, inexperienced" is recorded from 1660s.

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