Top definition
-sophisticated character, ideas, tastes, or ways as the result of education, worldly experience, etc.: the sophistication of the wealthy.

-change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting condition.

-complexity, as in design or organization.

-impairment or debasement, as of purity or genuineness.

-the use of sophistry; a sophism, quibble, or fallacious argument.

(Antonym -simplicity )

"I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence." - Christopher Hampton

"Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle." - Norman Mailer

"Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed -- but never the husband)." - James Thurber
by MissMia January 03, 2010
Get the mug
Get a sophistication mug for your boyfriend Vivek.
Definition for today's 21st century America to describe someone with class, manners, refinement, courtesy, and common decency. In other words, a snob or shitbird. In the movie Idiocracy, someone with those traits was "faggy".
by waspcoloredstain June 30, 2013
Get the mug
Get a Sophistication mug for your Uncle Trump.