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so·phis·ti·cate

 (sə-fĭs′tĭ-kāt′)
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
v.tr.
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly: Travel tends to sophisticate a person.
2. To make more complex or refined: sophisticated the theory to take criticism into account.
3. Archaic
a. To mislead or corrupt (a person).
b. To make impure; adulterate.
v.intr. Archaic
To use sophistry.
n. (-kĭt)
A sophisticated person.

[Middle English sophisticaten, to adulterate, from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, sophisticāt-, from Latin sophisticus, sophistic, from Greek sophistikos, from sophistēs, sophist; see sophist.]

so·phis′ti·ca′tion n.
so·phis′ti·ca′tor n.

so•phis•ti•ca•tion

(səˌfɪs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the process or result of change from the natural or simple to the knowledgeable or cultured; worldliness.
2. complexity, as in design or organization.
3. impairment; disillusionment.
4. the use of sophistry.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sophistication - uplifting enlightenment
enlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment - freeing from false belief or illusions
2.sophistication - a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
3.sophistication - being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject; "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
expertise, expertness - skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
4.sophistication - the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
naiveness, naivete, naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness
5.sophistication - falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies; "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
falsehood, falsification - the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting

sophistication

noun poise, worldliness, savoir-faire, urbanity, finesse, savoir-vivre (French), worldly wisdom They now have the sophistication attained by performing in public.

sophistication

noun
The state of being contaminated:
Translations
تَعْقيد، تَطَوُّر
rafinovanostsložitost
kompleksitetraffinement
álokoskodásbonyolultan kifinomult ízléselferdítésmeghamisítás
forfrömun
finezjaobyciewyrafinowaniewyrobieniezaawansowanie
prefinjenost
gelişmişlikkültürlülük

sophistication

[səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃən] N (= refinement) → sofisticación f; (= complexity) → complejidad f

sophistication

[səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃən] n
(= complexity) [equipment, machinery, technology] → sophistication f
(= refinement) [person, tastes] → raffinement m
(= intelligence) → culture f

sophistication

n
(= worldliness)Kultiviertheit f; (of manners, taste also)Feinheit f; (of cabaret act, audience)hohes Niveau; (of person, restaurant also)Gepflegtheit f, → Eleganz f; (of dress)Raffiniertheit f, → Schick m
(= complexity)hoher Entwicklungsstand or -grad; (of techniques)Raffiniertheit f; (of method)Durchdachtheit f; (of device)Ausgeklügeltheit f
(= subtlety, refinement)Subtilität f; (of mind)Differenziertheit f; (of prose, style)hohe Ansprüche pl; (of discussion)hohes Niveau; (of plan)Ausgeklügeltheit f, → Raffiniertheit f; (of system, approach)Komplexheit f

sophistication

[səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃn] n (of method, machine) → complessità; (of person, clothes) → raffinatezza; (of argument) → sottigliezza

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

sophistication

n. sofisticación, adulteración de una sustancia.
References in classic literature ?
Not being aware of the rarity of intelligence, energy, health, and willingness in any sphere of life, she refrained from seeking an indoor occupation; fearing towns, large houses, people of means and social sophistication, and of manners other than rural.
When the moment of sophistication came to George Willard his mind turned to Helen White, the Wines- burg banker's daughter.
The adjective and its period are commonly spoken of with contempt in our own day by those persons who pride themselves on their complete sophistication and superiority to all intellectual and emotional weakness.