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sophomoric

[sof-uh-mawr-ik, -mor-] /ˌsɒf əˈmɔr ɪk, -ˈmɒr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a sophomore or sophomores.
2.
suggestive of or resembling the traditional sophomore; intellectually pretentious, overconfident, conceited, etc., but immature:
sophomoric questions.
Origin of sophomoric
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; sophomore + -ic
Related forms
sophomorically, adverb
unsophomoric, adjective
unsophomorical, adjective
unsophomorically, adverb
Synonyms
2. childish, adolescent, juvenile.
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Word Origin and History for sophomoric
adj.

"characteristic of a sophomore" (regarded as self-assured and opinionated but crude and immature), 1806, from sophomore + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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