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Adjective: sophisticated  su'fi-stu,key-tid
  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"
  2. Ahead in development; complex or intricate
    "a sophisticated electronic control system";
    - advanced
  3. Intellectually appealing
    "a sophisticated drama"
Verb: sophisticate  su'fi-stu,keyt
  1. Make less natural or innocent
    "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
  2. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    "Don't sophisticate my words";
    - twist, twist around, pervert, convolute
  3. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
    "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol";
    - doctor, doctor up
  4. Make more complex or refined
    "a sophisticated design"

See also: blasé, clued-up [Brit, informal], cosmopolitan, disenchanted, elegant, high-tech, hi-tech, informed, intellectual, intelligent, literate, polished, refined, savvy [informal], secular, temporal, urbane, well-informed, widely distributed, worldly, worldly-wise

Type of: adulterate, civilise [Brit], civilize, complicate, cultivate, debase, denote, dilute, educate, elaborate, load, rarefy, rarify [rare], refer, refine, school, stretch, train

Antonym: naif

Encyclopedia: Sophisticated