Definition of sophistication:
tact, tortuousness, elaborateness, sensitivity, complicacy, involution, mundanity, understanding, worldliness, insular, expertise, arty, artistic, clean, barbarian, finesse, mundaneness, consciousness, complicatedness, elusiveness, fuzziness, inaccessibility, sophism, knottiness, highbrow, poise, intricacy, complexness, sophistry, cosmopolitan, familiarity, artsy, opacity, incoherence, pollution, contamination, lore, intricateness, artsy-fartsy, dimness, refined, savoir-vivre, ordinariness, complication, composure, complexity, edification, social grace, awareness, information, adulteration.
- elegance (part of speech: noun)
- intelligence (part of speech: noun)
- experience (part of speech: noun)
It is the fourteenth prelude in the sinister key of E flat minor, and its heavy, sullen- arched triplets recalls for Niecks the last movement of the B flat minor Sonata; but there is less interrogation in the prelude, less sophistication, and the heat of conflict over it all.- "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
- "Franklin Kane", Anne Douglas Sedgwick.
- "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.