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EtymologyEdit

First English usage circa 1601. Medieval Latin sophisticatus.

AdjectiveEdit

sophisticated (comparative more sophisticated, superlative most sophisticated)

  1. Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan.
  2. Elegant, refined.
  3. Complicated, especially of complex technology.
  4. Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral.
  5. (obsolete, Britain) Dishonest or misleading.
  6. (obsolete, Britain) Impure; adulterated.

SynonymsEdit

  • (having obtained worldly experience): worldly
  • (elegant, refined): refined

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VerbEdit

sophisticated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate

ReferencesEdit

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997