supersophisticated

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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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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