sophistication noun

ADJ. considerable, great | growing, increased, increasing | cool | political, technical, technological

VERB + SOPHISTICATION have The decor has a cool sophistication. | lack

PREP. with ~ He writes with increasing sophistication on the subject.

PHRASES an air of sophistication Despite her scruffy clothes, there was an air of sophistication about her. | a degree/level of sophistication Computers raised the level of sophistication of these maps. | a lack of sophistication He felt people were contemptuous of his lack of sophistication. | a veneer of sophistication She adopted an upper-class accent to give herself a veneer of sophistication.