we all know that person
who uses pretentious words as a means to impress
which generally results in the opposite effect
like when someone uses the word ‘grandiloquent’ in a sentence.
part of speech: adjective
origin: latin, late 16th century
speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
Even though Rick did not understand the grandiloquent words, he still used them to impress his wealthy friends.
When I heard the salesman’s grandiloquent speech, I knew he was trying to make the car deal sound better than it actually was.
“i am trying to impress myself. i have yet to do it.”