adjective Date: 1630 not sophisticated: as a. not changed or corrupted ; genuine b. (1) not worldly-wise ; lacking social or economic sophistication (2) lacking complexity of structure ; simple, straightforward <
an unsophisticated analysis
unsophisticated rhythms
Synonyms: see natural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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