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sophisticated

adjective uk   /səˈfɪs.tɪ.keɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/
B2 having a good understanding of the way people behave and/or a good knowledge of culture and fashion: She was slim, svelte, and sophisticated. I don't suppose I have any books that would suit your sophisticated tastes. He was older than me and from London and I thought him very sophisticated.B2 clever in a complicated way and therefore able to do complicated tasks: I think a more sophisticated approach is needed to solve this problem. These are among the most sophisticated weapons in the world.
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