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sophisticated

adjective

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1 having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience
  • a surprisingly sophisticated and widely traveled child

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2 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated
  • a very sophisticated machine that is a marvel of modern design

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4 made or done with great care or with much detail
  • a sophisticated plan for totally redesigning the city's complicated traffic patterns

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sophisticated

verb
past tense of sophisticate

Synonyms & Antonyms of sophisticated (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make complex or difficult
  • there's no need to sophisticate something that is beautiful in its simplicity

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2 to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances
  • vanilla extract that has been sophisticated with corn syrup

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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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The first known use of sophisticated was in 1601

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“Sophisticated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sophisticated. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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