antisophistication

sophistication

[suh-fis-ti-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
sophisticated character, ideas, tastes, or ways as the result of education, worldly experience, etc.: the sophistication of the wealthy.
2.
change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting condition.
3.
complexity, as in design or organization.
4.
impairment or debasement, as of purity or genuineness.
5.
the use of sophistry; a sophism, quibble, or fallacious argument.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sophisticātiōn- (stem of sophisticātiō), equivalent to sophisticāt(us) (see sophisticate) + -iōn- -ion

antisophistication, noun
hypersophistication, noun
oversophistication, noun
self-sophistication, noun
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Word Origin & History

sophistication
c.1400, "use or employment of sophistry," from M.L. sophisticationem (nom. sophisticatio), from sophisticare "adulterate, cheat quibble," from L. sophisticus "of sophists," from Gk. sophistikos "of or pertaining to a sophist," from sophistes "a wise man, master, teacher" (see
sophist). Meaning "wordly wisdom, refinement, discrimination" is attested from 1850.
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