Definition of "sophomoric" [soph•o•mor•ic]

  • Of or characteristic of a sophomore. (adjective)
  • Exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment: sophomoric behavior. (adjective)

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Use "sophomoric" in a sentence
  • "To call the musical -- praised on its way to Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and additional kudos -- "sophomoric" is to flatter it."
  • "To call Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson sophomoric is to flatter it."
  • "South Carolina's governor is not confessing his "sins"; he's simply indulging himself in sophomoric, locker room bragging about his sexual exploits."