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so·phis·ti·cat·ed

 (sə-fĭs′tĭ-kā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement: a sophisticated businesswoman who is unlikely to be outmaneuvered; a sophisticated appraisal of the movie.
2. Very complex or complicated: the latest and most sophisticated technology.
3. Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates: a sophisticated drama.

so·phis′ti·cat′ed·ly adv.

sophisticated

(səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
1. having refined or cultured tastes and habits
2. appealing to sophisticates: a sophisticated restaurant.
3. unduly refined or cultured
4. pretentiously or superficially wise
5. (of machines, methods, etc) complex and refined
soˈphistiˌcatedly adv

so•phis•ti•cat•ed

(səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. worldly-wise; not naive: sophisticated travelers.
2. appealing to cultivated tastes: sophisticated music.
3. complex; intricate: a sophisticated electronic control system.
4. deceptive; misleading.
[1595–1605]
so•phis′ti•cat`ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sophisticated - 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"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
disenchanted - freed from enchantment
cosmopolitan, widely distributed - growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
literate - able to read and write
worldly, secular, temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
naif, naive - marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
2.sophisticated - ahead in developmentsophisticated - ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"
high-tech, hi-tech - resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices
3.sophisticated - intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama"
intellectual - appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"

sophisticated

sophisticated

adjective
1. Experienced in the ways of the world; lacking natural simplicity:
2. Mixed with other substances:
3. Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
Informal: highbrow.
Translations
مُتَطَوِّرمُتَطَوِّر، مُعَقَّدمُحَنَّك، ذو دِرايَهمُعَقَّد
kultivovanýnáročnýrafinovanýsložitýznalý světa
avanceretsofistikeret
hienostunut
sofisticiran
túl bonyolulttúl kifinomult
háòróaîurmargbrotinnveraldarvanur
洗練された
세련된
izsmalcinātskomplicētspieredzējissarežģītssmalks
svetaznalý
visoko razvit
sofistikerad
ที่ดูมีรสนิยมสูง
deneyimlihayat tecrübelikibarkültürlürafine
sành điệu

sophisticated

[səˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd] ADJ
1. (= refined) [person, lifestyle, tastes, clothes] → sofisticado
2. (= complex) [idea] → sofisticado; [equipment] → sofisticado, complejo, altamente desarrollado; [technique] → sofisticado, muy elaborado, complejo; [play, film, book] → muy elaborado, complejo
a sophisticated approach to planningun modo sofisticado de enfocar la planificación

sophisticated

[səˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd] adj
(= advanced) [system] → sophistiqué(e); [machine, device, equipment, method, technology] → sophistiqué(e)
(= refined) [person, tastes] → raffiné(e), sophistiqué(e)
(= intelligent) [audience] → avisé(e); [observer] → averti(e)

sophisticated

adj
(= worldly, cultivated)kultiviert; cabaret act, audienceanspruchsvoll, niveauvoll; restaurantniveauvoll; hairdogepflegt, elegant; dressraffiniert, schick; she’s a very sophisticated young lady considering she’s only twelvefür eine Zwölfjährige ist sie schon sehr weit; she thinks she looks more sophisticated with a cigarette holdersie glaubt, mit einer Zigarettenspitze mehr darzustellen
(= complex, advanced)hoch entwickelt; techniquesraffiniert; methoddurchdacht; deviceausgeklügelt
(= subtle, refined)subtil; prose, style, discussionanspruchsvoll; planausgeklügelt, raffiniert; system, approachdifferenziert, komplex; minddifferenziert; the conversation was too sophisticated for memir war die Unterhaltung zu hochgestochen; politically sophisticatedpolitisch anspruchsvoll

sophisticated

[səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd] adj (method, machine) → sofisticato/a; (person) → raffinato/a, sofisticato/a; (clothes, room) → raffinato/a; (discussion) → sottile; (mind, film) → complicato/a

sophisticated

(səˈfistikeitid) adjective
(negative unsophisticated).
1. (of a person) having a great deal of experience and worldly wisdom, knowledge of how to dress elegantly etc. a sophisticated young man; She has become very sophisticated since she went to live in London.
2. suitable for, or typical of, sophisticated people. The joke was too sophisticated for the child to understand; sophisticated clothes/hairstyles.
3. (of machines, processes etc) highly-developed, elaborate and produced with a high degree of skill and knowledge. sophisticated photographic techniques.
soˌphistiˈcation noun

sophisticated

مُتَطَوِّر kultivovaný sofistikeret anspruchsvoll εξεζητημένος sofisticado hienostunut sophistiqué sofisticiran sofisticato 洗練された 세련된 wereldwijs sofistikert wyrafinowany sofisticado искушенный sofistikerad ที่ดูมีรสนิยมสูง rafine sành điệu 老于世故的
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The warm unthinking little animal struggles against the thing that reflects and remembers, and the older, the more sophisticated thing had posses- sion of George Willard.
But, of course," I continued, to give a slight turn aside in our talk, "it is very wrong of us to have such sophisticated tastes.
I thank thee for thy good intentions, friend Sancho," answered Don Quixote, "but I would have thee know that all these things I am doing are not in joke, but very much in earnest, for anything else would be a transgression of the ordinances of chivalry, which forbid us to tell any lie whatever under the penalties due to apostasy; and to do one thing instead of another is just the same as lying; so my knocks on the head must be real, solid, and valid, without anything sophisticated or fanciful about them, and it will be needful to leave me some lint to dress my wounds, since fortune has compelled us to do without the balsam we lost.
did not exactly understand his more sophisticated partner; but before he had time to ask an explanation, the appearance of another customer caused his face to brighten, and changed the current of his thoughts.
I would illustrate my idea of fidelity as between man and ship, between the master and his art, by a statement which, though it might appear shockingly sophisticated, is really very simple.
Then with a teasing "turn about's fair play," he, too, took a frank look, oddly stirred by the sophisticated touches which added so subtly to her natural beauty.
with a final burst of love triumphant, as she pressed the dishevelled daisy to her lips and lifted her large eyes to the sophisticated countenance of the little brown Faust-Capoul, who was vainly trying, in a tight purple velvet doublet and plumed cap, to look as pure and true as his artless victim.
Denham cursed himself very sharply for having exchanged the freedom of the street for this sophisticated drawing- room, where, among other disagreeables, he certainly would not appear at his best.
He is refreshing himself, in the midst of dusty, sophisticated Paris, with memories of their old, delightful existence--vagabonde, libre, agreste, pastorale--in their upland valley.
I could not quite understand it, for I am sufficiently sophisticated to know that this is a symptom of love and I certainly did not love this filthy little barbarian with her broken, unkempt nails and her skin so besmeared with mud and the green of crushed foliage that it was difficult to say what color it originally had been.
It is fortunate for her, and for De Coude as well, that it was you and not another man more sophisticated.
Then we'll be able to look as bored and sophisticated as any Sophomore of them all.