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When I started writing seriously in high school, English was the language I had at my disposal - my Spanish was domestic, colloquial, and not particularly literary or sophisticated.
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Meaning of "sophisticated" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOPHISTICATED

sophisticated  [səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOPHISTICATED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sophisticated is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SOPHISTICATED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sophisticated

Sophisticated is the fourth studio album by the progressive metal band Sieges Even. It is the first album to feature the vocalist Greg Keller and it is a complete departure musically from their previous album.

Definition of sophisticated in the English dictionary

The first definition of sophisticated in the dictionary is having refined or cultured tastes and habits. Other definition of sophisticated is appealing to sophisticates. Sophisticated is also unduly refined or cultured.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOPHISTICATED


certificated
səˈtɪfɪˌkeɪtɪd
complicated
ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd
contraindicated
ˌkɒntrəˈɪndɪˌkeɪtɪd
dedicated
ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd
desiccated
ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪtɪd
dislocated
ˈdɪsləˌkeɪtɪd
domesticated
dəˈmestɪˌkeɪtɪd
educated
ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd
fornicated
ˈfɔːnɪˌkeɪtɪd
imbricated
ˈɪmbrɪˌkeɪtɪd
rusticated
ˈrʌstɪˌkeɪtɪd
syndicated
ˈsɪndɪˌkeɪtɪd
triplicated
ˈtrɪplɪˌkeɪtɪd
unallocated
ʌnˈæləˌkeɪtɪd
uncomplicated
ʌnˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd
undedicated
ʌnˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd
unduplicated
ʌnˈdjuːplɪˌkeɪtɪd
uneducated
ʌnˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd
unmedicated
ʌnˈmɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd
unsophisticated
ˌʌnsəˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOPHISTICATED

sopherim
Sophi
Sophia
sophism
sophist
sophister
sophistic
sophistical
sophistically
sophisticate
sophisticatedly
sophistication
sophisticator
sophistries
sophistry
Sophoclean
Sophocles
sophomore
sophomoric
sophomorical

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOPHISTICATED

aduncated
elasticated
estimated
fabricated
half-educated
infuscated
intoxicated
located
lubricated
medicated
plicated
prefabricated
self-educated
trifurcated
truncated
unauthenticated
uncertificated
undereducated
undomesticated
unlocated
well-educated

Synonyms and antonyms of sophisticated in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOPHISTICATED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sophisticated» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sophisticated

Translation of «sophisticated» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOPHISTICATED

Find out the translation of sophisticated to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sophisticated from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sophisticated» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老于世故的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sofisticado
570 millions of speakers

English

sophisticated
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिष्कृत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَطَوِّر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

искушенный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sofisticado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস্তববুদ্ধিসম্পন্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sophistiqué
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Canggih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anspruchsvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

洗練された
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세련된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Canggih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sành điệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிநவீன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अत्याधुनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sofistike
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sofisticato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyrafinowany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

досвідчений у життєвих справах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sofisticat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξεζητημένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesofistikeerde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sofistikerad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sofistikert
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sophisticated

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOPHISTICATED»

The term «sophisticated» is very widely used and occupies the 9.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOPHISTICATED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sophisticated» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sophisticated» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sophisticated

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOPHISTICATED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sophisticated.
1
Elliott Abrams
The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
2
Daniel Alarcon
When I started writing seriously in high school, English was the language I had at my disposal - my Spanish was domestic, colloquial, and not particularly literary or sophisticated.
3
Charles Mengel Allen
The automobile is technologically more sophisticated than the bundling board, but the human motives in their uses are sometimes the same.
4
Abu Bakar Bashir
The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
5
Carla Bley
Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker seemed so sophisticated and bad. I wanted to be like that.
6
Earl Blumenauer
Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests.
7
Marco Brambilla
I think that in a weird way, as technology gets more sophisticated, people have become less aware of it. It's become part of our day to day life. We're seeing large-scale projection mapping, like on buildings. There's video everywhere. It's much less noticeable that we're actually looking at technology.
8
David Christian
An egg is a beautiful, sophisticated thing that can create even more sophisticated things, such as chickens. And we know in our heart of hearts that the universe does not travel from mush to complexity. In fact, this gut instinct is reflected in one of the most fundamental laws of physics, the second law of thermodynamics, or the law of entropy.
9
Francisco Costa
People don't really go to museums in Rio. I shouldn't say it's not sophisticated, but, you know, they go to the beach.
10
Bob Cousy
You have to remember that coaching wasn't sophisticated back then - you didn't have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today - so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOPHISTICATED»

Discover the use of sophisticated in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sophisticated and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Sophisticated Alcoholic
If that concerned thought recurs when you recycle yet another batch of empties you need to read this book.
David Allen, 2011
2
Sophisticated Stitches: Designs for Quilting, Appliqué, ...
Make Your Quilt Unforgettable with Elegant Designs.
Don Linn, 2009
3
Bacterial NanoCellulose: A Sophisticated Multifunctional ...
This seminal work covers the basic science, technology, and economic impact of this bulk chemical as well as the companies and patents that are driving the field. It reviews the biosynthesis and properties of BNC.
Miguel Gama, Paul Gatenholm, Dieter Klemm, 2012
4
The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to ...
The first edition was the top-selling thesaurus in the United States on numerous occasions. The second edition has been expanded by 50 percent and includes a new introduction that lays out the goals and methods of the thesaurus.
Peter E. Meltzer, 2010
5
Sophisticated Baby & Toddler
Sophisticated Babies & Toddlers (Leisure Arts #75347) presents 6 crochet designs using light weight yarn and requiring Easy to Intermediate skills: Flower Child Sweater in sizes 1-2-3-4 years; Cabled Baby Vest in sizes 9-12-18 months and 2 ...
Leisure Arts, 2010
6
Sophisticated Emollients
It illustrates the mode of action and effects on the skin, introduces the latest test methods and also describes the different constituents of emollients. Not least it points out that emollients may cause adverse effects.
Ronald Marks, 2001
7
Simple Knits for Sophisticated Living: Quick-Knit Projects ...
Knitting is hot, and the 20 simple yet beautiful home projects created for this book were designed specifically with the beginning knitter in mind. Illustrations.
Barbara Albright, 2002
8
Sophisticated Surfaces: Ideas and Inspirations from Eighteen ...
Home is more than a simple shelter; home is a sanctuary. Sophisticated Surfaces illustrates how to enhance simple shelters by applying paint imaginatively to create aesthetically pleasing home environments.
Karen Aude, 2001
9
The Little Black Travel Journal: The Sophisticated ...
Packed with practical tips and handy information, this portable journal is an all-in-one travel reference and notebook.
Virginia Reynolds, 2009
10
The Elements of Photography: Understanding and Creating ...
Fully understand the tools available as you develop your visual concept in order to succesfully reach your vision.
Angela Faris Belt, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOPHISTICATED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sophisticated is used in the context of the following news items.
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Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Organisers fall victim to 'sophisticated
The organisers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have fallen victim to an alleged “sophisticated fraud campaign”, saying £220,000 was taken over eight years. «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Theater review: Zach Theatre's “Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies”
Imagine a musical with no plot, no dialogue — just music, song and dance: boom, boom, boom! Welcome to Broadway's “Sophisticated Ladies,” the 1981 ... «austin360, Jul 15»
3
Dangers for unwary but 'sophisticated' investors
They are clients who are deemed by law to be financially sophisticated enough to rely on their own advice, so we can pretty much sell them anything and they ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
4
ISIS Propaganda Machine Is Sophisticated and Prolific, US Officials …
That assessment comes today from the FBI and from top U.S. counterterrorism officials, who say the ISIS social media machine is sophisticated, prolific, and ... «ABC News, May 15»
5
VIDEO: Police find large-scale, sophisticated cannabis factory
Insp Ian Williams, of the Central neighbourhood police team, said they had found hundreds - probably thousands - of plants, along with sophisticated heating ... «Wakefield Express, Apr 15»
6
The Irari rules for declaring a cyberattack 'sophisticated'
Organizations hit by a cyberattack have reason to call the attack “sophisticated.” But calling an attack sophisticated doesn't make it sophisticated. We have put ... «Computerworld, Apr 15»
7
Expert: Thousands of people capable of Sony hack
“When you look at it in contrast to the capabilities the United States government is deploying, it is nowhere close to being sophisticated.” He equated the Sony ... «The Hill, Apr 15»
8
'Russian cyber threat more sophisticated than others'
Washington: A top US intelligence chief has said that Russian cyber threat is much more sophisticated while China has robbed its industrial base information. «Zee News, Jan 15»
9
Symantec discovers 'most sophisticated' spying bug used by nations …
A leading computer security company has said that it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen that has been used ... «Daily News & Analysis, Nov 14»
10
Dope rope: Cocaine worth £500000 seized from Gatwick Airport
The drugs were seized at Gatwick in what investigators have described as a 'sophisticated' bid to smuggle 28lb (13kg) of cocaine through the West Sussex ... «Metro, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sophisticated [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sophisticated>. Dec 2019 ».
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