Definition of sophisticated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˈfɪstɪkeɪtɪd//
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  1. 1having a lot of experience of the world and knowing about fashion, culture and other things that people think are socially important the sophisticated pleasures of city life Mark is a smart and sophisticated young man. compare naive
  2. 2(of a machine, system, etc.) clever and complicated in the way that it works or is presented highly sophisticated computer systems Medical techniques are becoming more sophisticated all the time.
  3. 3(of a person) able to understand difficult or complicated ideas a sophisticated audience
  4. opposite unsophisticated
    Extra examples The software grows more sophisticated over time. incredibly sophisticated computers Ben did his best to look sophisticated. He has a very smooth, sophisticated manner. Students have more sophisticated tastes nowadays.
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