sophisticated: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (su-fis'ti-kā"tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a person, ideas, tastes, manners, etc.) altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naive: a sophisticated young socialite; the sophisticated eye of a journalist.
  2. pleasing or satisfactory to the tastes of sophisticates: sophisticated music.
  3. deceptive; misleading.
  4. complex or intricate, as a system, process, piece of machinery, or the like: a sophisticated electronic control system.
  5. of, for, or reflecting educated taste, knowledgeable use, etc.: Many Americans are drinking more sophisticated wines now.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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