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sophisticated

so·phis·ti·cat·ed

sophisticated

 
pronunciation:
s fI st keI tihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having knowledge or experience of the world or of culture, esp. in connection with the manners and ways of adult society; not naive or simple; worldly-wise.
She seemed very sophisticated to me, always knowing what to do and say in every situation.A year abroad and two years at the university had made him much more sophisticated than when I had known him in high school.The sophisticated audience understood the various allusions in the play.
synonyms:
cosmopolitan, cultured, worldly, worldly-wise
antonyms:
coarse, crude, naive, primitive, provincial, unsophisticated
similar words:
blasť, experienced, knowing, knowledgeable, mature, polished, refined, seasoned, shrewd, slick, suave, traveled, urbane
definition 2: very complicated or complex.
The company uses sophisticated machinery to engineer its products.
synonyms:
complex, complicated, intricate, subtle
antonyms:
crude, naive, primitive, rustic, simple, unsophisticated
similar words:
advanced, elaborate, fancy, modern
definition 3: appealing to knowledgeable, experienced, or refined persons.
a sophisticated menu
synonyms:
elegant
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
affected, fancy, fine, high-toned, highbrow, polished, refined
derivation: sophisticatedly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word sophisticated contains the following part:
soph, -sophy Greek root that means wise, wisdom