/sof'euh mawr"ik, -mor"-/, adj.
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.
[1805-15, Amer.; SOPHOMORE + -IC]
Syn. 2. childish, adolescent, juvenile.

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