Definitions for sophisticatedsəˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so•phis•ti•cat•edsəˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd(adj.)

  1. worldly-wise; not naive:

    sophisticated travelers.

  2. appealing to cultivated tastes:

    sophisticated music.

  3. complex; intricate:

    a sophisticated electronic control system.

  4. deceptive; misleading.

Origin of 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sophisticated(adjective)əˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd

    knowledgeable and well-educated about the world, culture, etc.

    a sophisticated woman; Her writing is very sophisticated for a nine year-old.

  2. sophisticatedəˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd

    advanced and often complex

    a sophisticated food-labeling system; elegance and sophistication; the increasing sophistication of computer programs


  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

Translations for sophisticated

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a person) having a great deal of experience and worldly wisdom, knowledge of how to dress elegantly etc

a sophisticated young man; She has become very sophisticated since she went to live in London.

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