what is the word for someone who substitutes small words for bigger words?

idk the words for someone who replaces a regular word with a unnecessary big word that means the same thing to sound smarter....help please:DD

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    A show--off? Conceited? Vain?

  • 1 decade ago

    Professor

    By the way: Your title question is the opposite of your body question. The title asks about someone who uses the small word when a larger word is possible. The descriptive term for this person is "wise."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bigwordophobic

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maybe sonorous or verbose.

    sonorous -

    Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style.

    verbose -

    Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pedant.

  • 1 decade ago

    Pompous

    A pompous speech.

  • 1 decade ago

    douche bag

  • 1 decade ago

    smart-***

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    loser

    wannabe

    try-to-hard

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