Sophisticated Definition

Not simple, artless, naive, etc.; urbane, worldly-wise, etc. or knowledgeable, perceptive, subtle, etc.
Webster's New World
Having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement.
A sophisticated businesswoman who is unlikely to be outmaneuvered; a sophisticated appraisal of the movie.
American Heritage
Very complex or complicated.
The latest and most sophisticated technology.
American Heritage
Designed for or appealing to sophisticated people.
Webster's New World
Highly complex, refined, or developed; characterized by advanced form, technique, etc.
Sophisticated equipment.
Webster's New World

Simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate.


Origin of Sophisticated

  • First English usage circa 1601. Medieval Latin sophisticatus.

    From Wiktionary

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