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sophisticated

[suh-fis-ti-key-tid] /səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd/
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.
Also, sophisticate.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin sophisticāt(us) sophisticate + -ed2
Related forms
sophisticatedly, adverb
hypersophisticated, adjective
hypersophisticatedly, adverb
oversophisticated, adjective
supersophisticated, adjective
ultrasophisticated, adjective
ultrasophisticatedly, adverb
Synonyms
1. worldly, cosmopolitan, experienced, cultivated.
Antonyms
1. naive.
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British Dictionary definitions for ultrasophisticated

sophisticated

/səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
sophisticatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ultrasophisticated

sophisticated

adj.

c.1600, "mixed with a foreign substance, impure; no longer simple or natural," past participle adjective from sophisticate (v.). Of persons, with a positive sense, "worldly-wise, discriminating, cultured," from 1895.

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