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Definition 1: having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sophisticated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sophisticated young socialites
  • a sophisticated audience
  • a sophisticated lifestyle
  • a sophisticated book

(sophisticated is similar to ...) very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

"the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'" "the benefits of his worldly wisdom"

(sophisticated is similar to ...) experienced in and wise to the ways of the world

(sophisticated is similar to ...) showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

"his polished manner" "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"

(sophisticated is similar to ...) possessing sound knowledge

"well-informed readers"

(means also ...) refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

"elegant handwriting" "an elegant dark suit" "she was elegant to her fingertips" "small churches with elegant white spires" "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

(means also ...) able to read and write

(means also ...) having much knowledge or education

"an informed public" "informed opinion" "the informed customer"

(means also ...) growing or occurring in many parts of the world

"a cosmopolitan herb" "cosmopolitan in distribution"

(means also ...) freed from enchantment

(means also ...) characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

"worldly goods and advancement" "temporal possessions of the church"

Definition 2: ahead in development; complex or intricate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sophisticated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • advanced technology
  • a sophisticated electronic control system

Synonyms for sophisticated in the sense of this definition

(sophisticated is similar to ...) resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices

Definition 3: intellectually appealing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sophisticated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sophisticated drama

(sophisticated is similar to ...) appealing to or using the intellect

"satire is an intellectual weapon" "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor" "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people" "coldly intellectual" "sort of the intellectual type" "intellectual literature"

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