|Origin:||, past participle of sophisticare 'to deceive with words, hide the true nature of something', from Latin sophisticus, from Greek, from sophistes; SOPHISTRY|
having a lot of experience of life, and good judgment about socially important things such as art, fashion etc:
a sophisticated, witty American
Clarissa's hair was swept up into a sophisticated style.
a sophisticated machine, system, method etc is very well designed and very advanced, and often works in a complicated way:
a highly sophisticated weapons system
having a lot of knowledge and experience of difficult or complicated subjects and therefore able to understand them well:
British voters have become much more sophisticated.
—sophistication noun [uncountable]
a New York nightclub that was the height of sophistication (=very fashionable and expensive)