from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not sophisticated. See Synonyms at naive.
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- adj. Not sophisticated; lacking sophistication.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not sophisticated; not corrupted, adulterated, or perverted by art; unmixed; pure; genuine; not artificial; simple; artless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. awkwardly simple and provincial
- adj. lacking complexity
- adj. not wise in the ways of the world
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Thereby he toppled what was an established doctrine in unsophisticated textbooks, perhaps also a favorite idea of some industrial planners.
These cuddly suburban folk are the very people - labelled unsophisticated but self-serving middle classes - that John Reid is here urging the new, future leader of the Labour Party which might it seems not be himself to keep on board.
You could read too much into a picture, she told herself, recalling the unsophisticated snapshots of herself, mostly taken by her father, that littered the farmhouse.
How much that is childish, how much that is fresh, and youthful, and innocent must be in the mind of a man (you would say) who could be thus excited about a book-case! and yet this was not the kind of man whom you would call unsophisticated and youthful.
Trusters w ere defined as unsophisticated investors who primarily rely on their advisors.
Those of us who saved through this mess, have no debt, etc., were made fun of and told we were "unsophisticated" and didn't understand advanced concepts like "leverage" and "making your money work for you" and other such nonsense from the likes of Suzie Orman all the way to Hank Paulson.
Likewise, to lay the blame of the worldwide financial meltdown at the feet of the federal reserve, and demand that it be audited, is to show one self to be "unsophisticated".
In addition, officials want to make sure that such products aren't marketed to "unsophisticated" investors.
To scoff at this motivation for poetry because it is "unsophisticated" or because it seems sentimental -- well, you might as well scoff at oxygen.
And pity the poor "unsophisticated" individuals that happen to stumble into this milieu.