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 (sŏf′ə-môr′ĭk, -mŏr′-)
1. Of or characteristic of a sophomore.
2. Exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment: sophomoric behavior.

soph′o·mor′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌsɒfəˈmɒrɪk) or


censorious US and Canadian of or relating to a person who is overconfident with his or her knowledge despite being uninformed


(ˌsɒf əˈmɔr ɪk, -ˈmɒr-)

1. of or pertaining to sophomores.
2. intellectually pretentious and conceited but immature and ill-informed.
[1805–15, Amer.]
soph`o•mor′i•cal•ly, adv.


- Includes the roots soph-, "wise," and moros, "fool"—so the contrast between wisdom and ignorance is built right into the word.
See also related terms for ignorance.
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He had proved it to-day, with his amateurish and sophomoric productions.
This crook-nosed, gross-bodied harpy'; 'this civic sinner, this judicial highwayman'; 'possessing the morals of the Tenderloin and an honor which thieves' honor puts to shame'; 'who compounds criminality with shyster-sharks, and in atonement railroads the unfortunate and impecunious to rotting cells,'--and so forth and so forth, style sophomoric and devoid of the dignity and tone one would employ in a dissertation on 'Surplus Value,' or 'The Fallacies of Marxism,' but just the stuff the dear public likes.
The base removed the original Facebook post about incident because of comments that were "profane, sophomoric, or did not treat the subject seriously," it said in a subsequent post.
With the release of Nicki's debut album 'I Come Alive' still generating quite a buzz in the music industry, including a two-song placement on the 56th Grammy Ballot for Best Pop Solo Performance as well as the inclusion of her track 'Beautiful' on Lifetime TV's highest-rated show 'Dance Moms,' she really raised the bar with her sophomoric effort in 2014, 'Dream Big.
Perhaps, it was Zuckerberg's sophomoric sense of humor that led him to create the site as a type of "hot or not" game for Harvard students, where website visitors could compare two student photos side-by-side and let viewers decide who was "hot" and who was "not".
In the case of KTVU in Oakland, the reporting of pilots' names - names that were so obviously fictional that a simple phonics test would reveal their sophomoric nature - provides another example of the media choosing expediency over accuracy, with predictably bad results.
As to the necessity or even the symbolism of strapping on your guns to do so, seems to us to be at best, sophomoric and juvenile.
The quality of their argument is sophomoric and based on distorted information.
There are sophomoric similes in practically every paragraph and one finds oneself groaning as if in a real comedy show.
One of the longest poems in this book, a full twenty-nine pages, the poem "The Lives of the Toll Takers" is a poem hijacked by theory and presented in the "experimental" form of atomized print (that is, pages that are typed up in sophomoric ways that, for example, leave periods on lines by themselves and monosyllabic words broken into two separate lines, all to no real consequence except the annoyance of this reader).
Lucas's is a world where everything appears as yet another unwashed erogenous zone, a universe solely populated by phallic symbols and available mammaries, where sophomoric Freudian psychologizing can run amok.
Chibe is seeking to retain humor as the keynote of the Bud Light creative, while making that humor more sophisticated and less sophomoric.