May 08, 2017
sophisticated (adjective)
\suh-FISS-tuh-kay-tud\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 a : deprived of native or original plainness b : very complicated : complex c : worldly-wise, knowing2 a : finely experienced and aware b : appealing to one's intelligence
How do you use it?
Using sophisticated technology, scientists were able to detect the presence of hydrogen gas on Enceladus, one of Saturn's many moons.
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Which of the items below is the best example of something or someone NOT accurately described as "sophisticated"?

Someone who's sophisticated knows better than to believe whatever anyone says, so answer C is the best choice. The word "sophisticated" can be used to describe all the other items. Living in many places all over the world is likely to make you sophisticated in the sense of being worldly-wise and knowing. A book that goes into a lot of detail about scientific data is sophisticated because it appeals to your intelligence. And a detailed drawing is sophisticated in that it's very complicated.
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