Definition of


  1. (adj, all) awkwardly simple and provincial
    rustic farmers
    a hick town
    the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists
  2. (adj, all) lacking complexity
    an unsophisticated machine
  3. (adj, all) not wise in the ways of the world
    this helplessly unworldly woman

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Unsophisticated

bumpkinly, hick, rustic, uncomplicated, unworldly

Origin of the word Unsophisticated

  1. 1620s, "unmixed," from un- (1) "not" + sophisticated. Meaning "ingenuous, natural, inexperienced" is recorded from 1660s. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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