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unsophisticated

[uhn-suh-fis-ti-key-tid] /ˌʌn səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
not sophisticated; simple; artless.
2.
without complexity or refinements:
a relatively unsophisticated mechanism.
3.
unadulterated; pure; genuine.
Origin of unsophisticated
1620-1630
1620-30; un-1 + sophisticated
Related forms
unsophisticatedly, adverb
unsophisticatedness, unsophistication, noun
Synonyms
1. ingenuous, naive, inexperienced.
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  • She was a raw recruit from Nature, unsophisticated, illiterate.

  • He was, in many things, as simple as a child: as credulous, as unsophisticated.

    Western Characters J. L. McConnel
  • She was no unsophisticated school girl; she was a woman of the world.

    A Man of Two Countries Alice Harriman
  • It was a little bit of unsophisticated nature which pleased me amazingly.

    Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
  • "How unsophisticated she is," they will say in gratitude to her for being an example of the velvety purity of the young girls.

    Woman Magdeleine Marx
  • He is so very young and reverent and tender, and in a way so unsophisticated.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for unsophisticated

unsophisticated

/ˌʌnsəˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
lacking experience or worldly wisdom
2.
marked by a lack of refinement or complexity: an unsophisticated machine
3.
unadulterated or genuine
Derived Forms
unsophisticatedly, adverb
unsophisticatedness, unsophistication, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsophisticated
adj.

1620s, "unmixed," from un- (1) "not" + sophisticated. Meaning "ingenuous, natural, inexperienced" is recorded from 1660s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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