sophisticated

[suh-fis-ti-key-tid]
adjective
1.
(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 a journalist.
2.
pleasing or satisfactory to the tastes of sophisticates: sophisticated music.
3.
deceptive; misleading.
4.
complex or intricate, as a system, process, piece of machinery, or the like: a sophisticated electronic control system.
5.
of, for, or reflecting educated taste, knowledgeable use, etc.: Many Americans are drinking more sophisticated wines now.


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

sophisticatedly, adverb
hypersophisticated, adjective
hypersophisticatedly, adverb
oversophisticated, adjective
supersophisticated, adjective
ultrasophisticated, adjective
ultrasophisticatedly, adverb


1. worldly, cosmopolitan, experienced, cultivated.


1. naive.
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sophisticate

[n., adj. suh-fis-ti-kit, -keyt; v. suh-fis-ti-keyt]
noun
1.
a sophisticated person.
adjective
verb (used with object), sophisticated, sophisticating.
3.
to make less natural, simple, or ingenuous; make worldly-wise.
4.
to alter; pervert: to sophisticate a meaning beyond recognition.
verb (used without object), sophisticated, sophisticating.
5.
to use sophistry; quibble.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (adj. and v.) < Medieval Latin sophisticātus (past participle of sophisticāre to tamper with, disguise, trick with words), equivalent to Latin sophistic(us) (see sophistic) + -ātus -ate1

outsophisticate, verb (used with object), outsophisticated, outsophisticating.
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sophisticate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make (someone) less natural or innocent, as by education
2.  to pervert or corrupt (an argument, etc) by sophistry
3.  (tr) to make more complex or refined
4.  rare to falsify (a text, etc) by alterations
 
n
5.  a sophisticated person
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, from Latin sophisticus sophistic]
 
sophisti'cation
 
n
 
so'phisticator
 
n

sophisticated (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  having refined or cultured tastes and habits
2.  appealing to sophisticates: a sophisticated restaurant
3.  unduly refined or cultured
4.  pretentiously or superficially wise
5.  (of machines, methods, etc) complex and refined
 
so'phisticatedly
 
adv

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sophisticated
pp. adj. from sophistication; c.1600, "mixed with a foreign substance, impure; no longer simple or natural." Of persons, with a positive sense, "worldly-wide, discriminating," from 1895.
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Example sentences
He expected odious solitary scavengers but instead found sophisticated hunters
  living in complex clans.
Psychology often takes simple behavioral data and tries to make it more
  complicated and sophisticated.
They're growing ever more complex, subtle, and sophisticated.
Without that knowledge the machines, no matter how advanced and sophisticated,
  are unproductive.
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