- not simple, artless, naive, etc.; urbane, worldly-wise, etc. or knowledgeable, perceptive, subtle, etc.
- designed for or appealing to sophisticated people
- highly complex, refined, or developed; characterized by advanced form, technique, etc.: sophisticated equipment
- An example of sophisticated is a jet-setting celebrity who is considered smart and worldly.
- An example of sophisticated is technology like the personal computer.
The definition of sophisticated is someone that is intelligently worldly and smart or advanced processes or technology.
- Having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement: a sophisticated businesswoman who is unlikely to be outmaneuvered; a sophisticated appraisal of the movie.
- Very complex or complicated: the latest and most sophisticated technology.
- Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates: a sophisticated drama.
(comparative more sophisticated, superlative most sophisticated)
- Simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate.
First English usage circa 1601. Medieval Latin sophisticatus.
- Little did I know that I simply wasn't sophisticated enough for you.
- Into this chaos, Katie had invited her sophisticated brother.
- He was accustomed to being around sophisticated people - and she was anything but that.
- Alex joined them at church half way through the sermon, looking handsome and sophisticated in a light gray suit.
- He sought the courts of Tuscany and Naples and tried to enlist Frank sympathies, inventing (probably) the curious myth, so often credited since, that the Druses are of crusading origin and owe their name to the counts of Dreux.1 1 Sophisticated Druses still sometimes claim connexion with Rosicrucians, and a special relation to Scottish freemasons.