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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.
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(ˌsɒfəˈmɒrɪk) or


censorious US and Canadian of or relating to a person who is overconfident with his or her knowledge despite being uninformed
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(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.
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- 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.
SEVERAL news and political websites maintain running lists of President Donald Trump's most offensive tweets, from his scepticism of former President Barack Obama's birthplace to his attacks on the late US Senator John McCain to his sophomoric nicknames for fellow elected officials and world leaders.
As French director Gaspar No's pulsing, EDM-fueled "Climax" races by at 120 beats per minute, on-screen titles periodically interrupt the action with such sophomoric musings as "Existence is a fleeting illusion" and "A French film, and proud of it."
[USA], Jan 18 (ANI): Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham slammed US President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "sophomoric" back and forth, which recently saw Trump postponing Pelosi's official travel to Brussels, Afghanistan, and Egypt.
What these sophomores-and sophomoric advocates-fail to appreciate, however, is that two-party systems are particularly vulnerable to zero-sum scenarios.
Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, lashed out at Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau as "amateurish" and "sophomoric" for a news conference he gave after Trump left the Group of Seven summit on Saturday.
The sophomoric speeches, platforms of government, programs and projects were buntings of a charade in civility.
"Some of those things have been sophomoric and silly, and I regret those, but some have been deliberately misinterpreted to try and paint me as a caricature of a heartless Tory toff.
Young said this week that he regrets making some "sophomoric and silly" comments in the past, but insisted he has the right credentials to serve on the board of the new university regulator.
Sophomoric and immature antics of a sexual nature have no place in naval aviation today.