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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Word That Should Be Used More Often


Main Entry: soph·o·mor·ic
Pronunciation: "säf-'mor-ik, -'mär- also "sof- or "sä-f&- or "so-f&-
Function: adjective
Date: 1813
1 : conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature <a sophomoric argument>
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a sophomore <sophomoric humor>
Etymology: perhaps from Greek sophos wise + mOros foolish

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