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sophomoric

adjective

Definition: juvenile, immature, and lacking good judgment

Synonyms: inexperienced, foolish, na´ve, immature, juvenile, reckless

Antonyms: experienced, mature

Tips: Sophomoric describes people who are inexperienced or immature, like the stereotypical sophomore in school. More specifically, it can describe someone who is overly confident in his or her knowledge or intellect.

Usage Examples:

His sophomoric pranks irked his roommates. (immature, juvenile, reckless)

Even though she's a senior, she still hasn't lost her sophomoric attitude. (immature, juvenile)

The movie was a little sophomoric with its slap-stick pratfalls and silly one-liners. (juvenile, immature)

His sophomoric political views showed that he wasn't well-informed, and he based his opinions on na´ve and juvenile reasoning. (na´ve, juvenile, reckless)


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