over·​so·​phis·​ti·​cat·​ed ˌō-vər-sə-ˈfi-stə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce oversophisticated (audio)
: excessively or needlessly sophisticated
… an oversophisticated piece of technology whose worthlessness has been demonstrated on the test range.Francis Fukuyama
This explains something of his political instincts: populist, suspicious of oversophisticated elites, …Rowan Williams

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oversophisticated was in 1838

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“Oversophisticated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversophisticated. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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