Synonyms and Antonyms of sophisticated

  1. 1 having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience a surprisingly sophisticated and widely traveled child Synonyms of sophisticated cosmopolitan, smart, worldly-wise, worldlyWords Related to sophisticated suave, urbane; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; experienced, knowing, practiced, schooled, seasoned; bored, cynical, jaded, skeptical; down-to-earth, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, soberNear Antonyms of sophisticated callow, green, inexperienced, raw; parochial, provincial, rustic (also rustical); philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined; childlike, simple, simpleminded; idealistic, impractical; uncritical, unknowingAntonyms of sophisticated guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), unsophisticated, untutored, unworldly, wide-eyed

  2. 2 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated a very sophisticated machine that is a marvel of modern design Synonyms of sophisticated baroque, byzantine, complicate, complicated, convoluted, daedal, elaborate, intricate, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, complex, tangledWords Related to sophisticated overcomplex, overcomplicated; composite, compound, heterogeneous, mixed, multibranched, multifaceted, multifarious, multipart, varied; challenging, difficult, tough; impenetrable, incomprehensible, inexplicable, Kafkaesque, unfathomable, unintelligibleNear Antonyms of sophisticated oversimplified, simplified, simplistic; homogeneous, uniform, unvariedAntonyms of sophisticated noncomplex, noncomplicated, plain, simple, uncomplicated

  3. 3 having or showing very polished and worldly manners a sophisticated gentleman, he is a welcomed guest at dinner parties all over town Synonyms of sophisticated debonair, smooth, suave, svelte, urbaneWords Related to sophisticated cavalier, glib, slick, unctuous; civilized, couth, cultivated, cultured, genteel, graceful, gracious, poised, polished, refined, well-bred; cosmopolitan, metro, metropolitan, smart, worldly-wise; experienced, knowing, practiced (also practised), schooled, seasoned; amiable, appealing, attractive; assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbedNear Antonyms of sophisticated awkward, clumsy, gauche, graceless, stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, wooden; callow, green, inexperienced, puerile, raw; hick, parochial, provincial, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical); inelegant, philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined; unsophisticated, unworldly; gawky, lubberly, stodgy, ungainly; diffident, insecureAntonyms of sophisticated boorish, churlish, classless, clownish, loutish, uncouth

  4. 4 made or done with great care or with much detail a sophisticated plan for totally redesigning the city's complicated traffic patterns Synonyms of sophisticated complex, complicated, detailed, fancy, intricate, involved, elaborateWords Related to sophisticated elegant, exquisite, grand, magnificent, ornate, splendid; chichi, extravagant, exuberant, fancified, flamboyant, frilly, gimmicked (up), grandiose, ostentatious, overwrought, showy, souped-up; Byzantine, convoluted, involute, involuted, labyrinthian, labyrinthineNear Antonyms of sophisticated modest, plain, plain-Jane, plain-vanilla, uncomplicated; bald, bare, naked, unadorned, undecorated, unvarnishedAntonyms of sophisticated no-frills, simple, unfancy, unsophisticated

Synonym Discussion of sophisticated

sophisticated, worldly-wise, blasé mean experienced in the ways of the world. sophisticated often implies refinement, urbanity, cleverness, and cultivation.
    • guests at her salon were usually rich and sophisticated
worldly-wise suggests a close and practical knowledge of the affairs and manners of society and an inclination toward materialism.
    • a worldly-wise woman with a philosophy of personal independence
blasé implies a lack of responsiveness to common joys as a result of a real or affected surfeit of experience and cultivation.
    • blasé travelers who claimed to have been everywhere

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