oversophisticated

adjective over·so·phis·ti·cat·ed \ ˌō-vər-sə-ˈfi-stə-ˌkā-təd \

Definition of oversophisticated

: 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

First Known Use of oversophisticated

1838


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up oversophisticated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to make or become suitable or fit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!