Synonyms of sophisticated


1. sophisticate, educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise

usage: make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"

2. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate, denote, refer

usage: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"

3. sophisticate, doctor, doctor up, load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase

usage: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

4. sophisticate, complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate

usage: make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"


1. sophisticated (vs. naive), blase, worldly, intelligent, well-informed, polished, refined, svelte, urbane, worldly-wise, cosmopolitan#1, widely distributed, disenchanted, elegant, informed, literate, worldly#1, secular#2, temporal

usage: having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"

2. advanced, sophisticated, high-tech (vs. low-tech), hi-tech

usage: ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"

3. sophisticated, intellectual (vs. nonintellectual)

usage: intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama"

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Definition and meaning of sophisticated (Dictionary)