What does sophisticated mean?

Definitions for sophisticatedsəˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sophisticated.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sophisticated(adj)

    having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

    "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"

  2. advanced, sophisticated(adj)

    ahead in development; complex or intricate

    "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"

  3. sophisticated(adj)

    intellectually appealing

    "a sophisticated drama"


  1. sophisticated(Adjective)

    Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naivetu00E9; cosmopolitan.

  2. sophisticated(Adjective)

    Elegant, refined.

  3. sophisticated(Adjective)

    Complicated, especially of complex technology.

  4. sophisticated(Adjective)

    Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral.

  5. sophisticated(Adjective)

    Dishonest or misleading

  6. Origin: First English usage circa 1601. sophisticatus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophisticated

    of Sophisticate

  2. Sophisticated(adj)

    adulterated; not pure; not genuine


  1. Sophisticated

    Sophisticated is the fourth studio album by the progressive metal band Sieges Even. It is the first album to feature the vocalist Greg Keller and it is a complete departure musically from their previous album. This album is rare album to find, only available overseas.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sophisticated' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3846

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sophisticated' in Adjectives Frequency: #512


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophisticated in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophisticated in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Wotherspoon:

    I didn't have a clue what I was doing, we're not a sophisticated business. We're a tiling company... We basically took the bank's advice.

  2. Safeer Hussain:

    Net-metering is a sophisticated system and the applicant would be responsible for the installation of the equipment used for interconnection.

  3. Amos Tversky:

    Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.

  4. Jack Dorsey:

    The cash register was invented to solve the basic pain points of running a business, like recording sales, our Register empowers sellers to drill into their business with sophisticated reporting tools to run and grow their business.

  5. Josh Earnest:

    There is evidence to indicate that we have seen destructive activity with malicious intent that was initiated by a sophisticated actor, and it is being treated by those investigative agencies both at the The FBI and the Department of Justice as seriously as you would expect.

Images & Illustrations of sophisticated

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Translations for sophisticated

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • weltgewandt, raffiniert, erfahrenGerman
  • sofisticado, de mundo, elaborado, refinado, elegante, complejo, complicadoSpanish
  • پیچیدهPersian
  • hienostunut, sivistynyt, monimutkainenFinnish
  • sophistiquéFrench
  • जटिलHindi
  • sofisticatoItalian
  • sophisticatedLatin
  • mātangaMāori
  • запознаен, способен, сложен, префинет, искусенMacedonian
  • sofistikertNorwegian
  • wereldwijs, geperfectioneerdDutch
  • sofistikertNorwegian Nynorsk
  • obyty, złożony, wyszukany, wymyślny, skomplikowany, wyrafinowanyPolish
  • sofisticadoPortuguese
  • rafinat, sofisticat, elegant, complicatRomanian
  • искушённый, сложный, опытный, замысловатый, утончённыйRussian
  • iskusan, vješt, sofisticiran, prefinjenSerbo-Croatian
  • världsvan, erfarenSwedish

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