sophomoric

[sof-uh-mawr-ik, -mor-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a sophomore or sophomores.
2.
suggestive of or resembling the traditional sophomore; intellectually pretentious, overconfident, conceited, etc., but immature: sophomoric questions.
Also, sophomorical.


Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; sophomore + -ic

sophomorically, adverb
unsophomoric, adjective
unsophomorical, adjective
unsophomorically, adverb


2. childish, adolescent, juvenile.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sophomoric
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: sophomore class
Next Definition: sophomorical
Words Near: sophomoric
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for sophomoric
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing sophomoric
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
It is curious that an editorial page so consistently self-righteous should
  stoop to such a sophomoric stunt.
The editors allege that the administration is trying to muzzle the sophomoric
  and often vulgar publication.
Here he continues to display his sophomoric grasp of science with these musings.
And the practice is not limited to sophomoric hoaxes.
Related Words
Find the Right Word
Where did the word car come from?
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;