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sophomoric

soph·o·mor·ic

sophomoric

 
 
pronunciation:
sa f mo rihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: displaying intellectual pretentiousness or proud confidence about one's knowledge when actually poorly informed or immature.
The professor was not impressed by the student's sophomoric questions, which were asked more for the purpose of showing off than for gaining knowledge.
derivation: sophomorically (adv.)
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The word sophomoric contains the following part:
soph, -sophy Greek root that means wise, wisdom