Sophomoric

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sophomoric Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "sophomore" means "sophisticated moron."
    • sophomoric Of or pertaining to a sophomore or a sophomore class.
    • sophomoric Characteristic of the traditional sophomore; bombastic; inflated; conceited; complacently ignorant; immature and over-confident.
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Usage

In literature:

Don't believe a word those sophomores tell you.
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
Three of the cadaverous sophomores he dismissed with a glance.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He liked Elliott Campbell, and so did all the Sophomores.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
About three-fourths of the Freshman and Sophomore years are devoted to the classics and mathematics.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
There were six or eight girls in the group, mostly sophomores, though a few were freshmen.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
Brother Charles now sauntered in and shook hands with the magnificent condescension of a sophomore.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
The still furious sophomore did get past the wires and was going to make a rush at Bill when Gus stood in his way.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Life in a study with two sophomores is hard on a freshman's nerves.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
The first game of the season was played on November ninth between the Seniors and the Sophomores.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
It was my sophomore evening dress.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
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In poetry:

What if the creature should arise,--
For he was stout and tall,--
And swallow down a sophomore,
Coat, crow's-foot, cap, and all!
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
What high immortals do in mirth
Is life and death on Middle Earth;
Their a-historic
Antipathy forever gripes
All ages and somatic types,
The sophomoric
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
Yes, we sophomores figured duly
That, if we appraised him truly,
Horace must have been a brick;
And no wonder that with ranting
Rhymes he went a-gallivanting
Round with sprightly Lydia Dick!
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field

In news:

The Vaccines ' Come of Age' on Sophomore Project.
My name is Kelsi Bartella and I'm a sophomore in Lancaster High School's Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Dirigo 's super sophomores shine.
Jose Leiva/Sun Journal Dirigo 's sophomore linebackers Kaine Hutchins left and Tyler Frost.
The South Tama sophomore did just that.
Do you mean the sophomoric jawboning in Denver.
There's no doubting the talents of sophomore Hroniss Grasu.
Sophomore Hroniss Grasu is already Oregon football's centering force.
Stanford sophomore Chioma Ubogagu scored in the 98th minute to give the USA a 2-1 win over North Korea in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.
Elk sophomore Jordyn Sohns (20) leads a break with Armstrong's Sarah Palmer (11) and Carissa McKelvey (3) in pursuit.
The 16-year-old sophomore was discovered in his bed on Saturday morning.
Chrisette Michele Has An ' Epiphany ' On Sophomore Album.
Sophomore Allen scores two goals for Timberwolves.
It's 8:35 pm, and the venture capitalist is changing back into a college sophomore in the rear seat of a borrowed white Prius.
Ernestine Fu may be the first Stanford sophomore to work as a venture capitalist while carrying a full course load.
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In science:

As a mechanical engineering sophomore at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, I took a great and inspiring class in quantum mechanics with Guido Langouche.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The study was carried out at the University of Maine in a sophomore level mechanics course for which differential equations was a corequisite course. Ten students were given the MPEX and then the FMCE on the first day of class and again on the very last day of class.
Limitations in predicting student performance on standardized tests
I have worn it since March 2003, when American and Britain invaded Iraq, and I wear it while teaching thermodynamics to the 180 sophomore physics ma jors.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
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