1 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" [ant: naive]
2 ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system" [syn: advanced]
3 marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel; "the sophisticated manners of a true cosmopolite"; "urbane and pliant...he was at ease even in the drawing rooms of Paris" [syn: urbane]
4 intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama"
Etymologysophisticatus. (Eng. usg. 1601)
Ancient Greek sophist.
ReferencesMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997
Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan
Complicated, especially of complex technology
Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral
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