[sof-uh-mawr-ik, -mor-]


of or relating to a sophomore or sophomores.
suggestive of or resembling the traditional sophomore; intellectually pretentious, overconfident, conceited, etc., but immature: sophomoric questions.

Sometimes soph·o·mor·i·cal.

Origin of sophomoric

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; sophomore + -ic
Related formssoph·o·mor·i·cal·ly, adverbun·soph·o·mor·ic, adjectiveun·soph·o·mor·i·cal, adjectiveun·soph·o·mor·i·cal·ly, adverb

Synonyms for sophomoric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sophomoric

foolish, brash, naive, reckless, young

Word Origin and History for sophomoric

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper