unsophisticated


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un·so·phis·ti·cat·ed

 (ŭn′sə-fĭs′tĭ-kā′tĭd)
adj.
Not sophisticated. See Synonyms at naive.

un′so·phis′ti·cat′ed·ly adv.
un′so·phis′ti·ca′tion n.

unsophisticated

(ˌʌnsəˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
1. lacking experience or worldly wisdom
2. marked by a lack of refinement or complexity: an unsophisticated machine.
3. unadulterated or genuine
ˌunsoˈphistiˌcatedly adv
ˌunsoˈphistiˌcatedness, ˌunsoˌphistiˈcation n

un•so•phis•ti•cat•ed

(ˌʌn səˈfɪs tɪˌkeɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. not sophisticated; simple; artless; naive.
2. without complexity or refinements.
3. unadulterated; pure; genuine.
[1620–30]
un`so•phis`ti•ca′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsophisticated - not wise in the ways of the worldunsophisticated - not wise in the ways of the world; "either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver"; "this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien
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.unsophisticated - lacking complexityunsophisticated - lacking complexity; "small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring"; "an unsophisticated machine"
simple - having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"
3.unsophisticated - awkwardly simple and provincialunsophisticated - awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"
provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

unsophisticated

adjective
1. simple, plain, uncomplicated, straightforward, unrefined, uninvolved, unspecialized, uncomplex music of a crude kind which unsophisticated audiences enjoyed
simple advanced, complex, complicated, sophisticated, elegant, intricate, esoteric
2. naive, innocent, inexperienced, unworldly, unaffected, childlike, natural, artless, ingenuous, guileless She was quite unsophisticated in the ways of the world.

unsophisticated

adjective
Free from guile, cunning, or deceit:
Translations

unsophisticated

[ˈʌnsəˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd] ADJsencillo, cándido (pej) → burdo

unsophisticated

[ˌʌnsəˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd] adjsimple

unsophisticated

adj
(= simple) personeinfach; style alsonatürlich, simpel (pej); tastesschlicht; film, machine alsounkompliziert; technique alsosimpel; (= naïve)naiv, simpel; (= undiscriminating)unkritisch
(= crude) methodgrob(schlächtig)
n the unsophisticated pldas einfache Volk

unsophisticated

[ˌʌnsəˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd] adj (person, dress, habits) → semplice; (machine) → primitivo/a, rudimentale
References in classic literature ?
Those curious and admiring eyes which had been turned again on Heyward, were finally directed to the weather-beaten form of the scout, who immediately became the principal object of attention to the simple and unsophisticated beings by whom he was surrounded.
Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
I mention this circumstance, because, as if the cows and calves had been purposely locked up in this innermost fold; and as if the wide extent of the herd had hitherto prevented them from learning the precise cause of its stopping; or, possibly, being so young, unsophisticated, and every way innocent and inexperienced; however it may have been, these smaller whales --now and then visiting our becalmed boat from the margin of the lake --evinced a wondrous fearlessness and confidence, or else a still becharmed panic which it was impossible not to marvel at.
They don't waste anything here," said the guide, and then he laughed and added a witticism, which he was pleased that his unsophisticated friends should take to be his own: "They use everything about the hog except the squeal.
Miss Ophelia's ideas of education, like all her other ideas, were very set and definite; and of the kind that prevailed in New England a century ago, and which are still preserved in some very retired and unsophisticated parts, where there are no railroads.
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties; and it has been observed in every arrangement connected with the establishment of Lowood: plain fare, simple attire, unsophisticated accommodations, hardy and active habits; such is the order of the day in the house and its inhabitants.
And there are other truths in the two latter sciences which, if they cannot pretend to rank in the class of axioms, are yet such direct inferences from them, and so obvious in themselves, and so agreeable to the natural and unsophisticated dictates of common-sense, that they challenge the assent of a sound and unbiased mind, with a degree of force and conviction almost equally irresistible.
insisted Meriem, far too unsophisticated in her unspoiled innocence to guess what the Hon.
I recalled that none of these men had spoken to me, though most of them I had found looking at me at one time or another in a peculiarly furtive manner, quite unlike the frank stare of your unsophisticated savage.
Haidee, whose soul seemed centred in the business of the stage, like all unsophisticated natures, delighted in whatever addressed itself to the eye or ear.
In the middle of the camp, before the principal lodge, sat the two chieftains, Captain Bonneville and White Plume, in soldier-like communion, the captain delighted with the opportunity of meeting on social terms with one of the red warriors of the wilderness, the unsophisticated children of nature.
But somehow, I feel sure that if I lived in the country for six months, I should become so unsophisticated that no one would take the slightest notice of me.