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Definition of "sophisticated" []

  • Having acquired worldly knowledge or refinement; lacking natural simplicity or naiveté. (adjective)
  • Very complex or complicated: the latest and most sophisticated technology. (adjective)
  • Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates: a sophisticated drama. (adjective)
  • Having refined or cultured tastes and habits (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Appealing to sophisticates (adjective)
  • Unduly refined or cultured (adjective)
  • Pretentiously or superficially wise (adjective)
  • (of machines, methods, etc) complex and refined (adjective)

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Use "sophisticated" in a sentence
  • "They gutted the house in order to create what they describe as a sophisticated cottage with a European feeling."
  • "Now that's what I call sophisticated argumentation!"
  • "The Spruce Pine-related losses follow North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's June uncovering of what he described as a sophisticated real estate fraud involving a planned community, the Village of Penland, in the western part of the state."