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sophomoric

[ sof-uh-mawr-ik, -mor- ]
/ ˌsɒf əˈmɔr ɪk, -ˈmɒr- /
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adjective

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

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Origin of sophomoric

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; sophomore + -ic
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