big word


: a difficult word used to try to impress someone
You don't need to use big words to make your point.

Examples of big word in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of Sally Potter’s Orlando, the eponymous (sorry for the big word; maybe just switch to TikTok) centuries-old gender-shifting protagonist played by Tilda Swinton sits beneath a tree while her little daughter frolics in a field before her. Spin Staff, SPIN, 2 May 2023 That spirited, curious by the way, a big word, especially for women who are older, remaining curious is going to keep you young to have that curiosity and that sort of spunk and fire. Chloe Melas, CNN, 1 Apr. 2023

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“Big word.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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