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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 ?
He was confiding, good-natured, unsophisticated, companionable; but he was not a man to set the river on fire.
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.
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.
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.
Her unsophisticated open-air existence required no varnish of conventionality to make it palatable to him.
young men were too juvenile for me, too unsophisticated.
Her simple artless behaviour, and modest kindness of demeanour, won all their unsophisticated hearts; all which simplicity and sweetness are quite impossible to describe in print.
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?
insisted Meriem, far too unsophisticated in her unspoiled innocence to guess what the Hon.
In a primitive state of society, the enjoyments of life, though few and simple, are spread over a great extent, and are unalloyed; but Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;--the heart-burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissentions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery, are unknown among these unsophisticated people.
It would be something to be loved by such a girl, to excite the first ardours of her young unsophisticated mind
He was not the unsophisticated savage that his apparel proclaimed him.