What is another word for hifalutin?

178 synonyms found


[ hˈɪfɐlˌuːtɪn], [ hˈɪfɐlˌuːtɪn], [ h_ˈɪ_f_ɐ_l_ˌuː_t_ɪ_n]

Hifalutin is a term that refers to language that is overly formal or pretentious, designed to impress rather than communicate. It's often used to describe speech or writing that is verbose, showy or affected. There are several synonyms for hifalutin that are similarly derogatory in nature, including high-flown, grandiose, pompous, affected, bombastic, pretentious, self-important and high-sounding. These words all suggest that the language is trying too hard to be impressive or authoritative, and that the speaker or writer is more interested in appearing intelligent or superior than in actually communicating effectively. In short, they describe language that is more style than substance.

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What are the hypernyms for Hifalutin?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for hifalutin?

Hifalutin is a term used to describe something that is pretentious or overly fancy. Its antonyms are words that describe things that are down-to-earth, simple, and humble. Some antonyms of hifalutin include unpretentious, modest, plain, simple, and humble. These words all refer to something that doesn't try too hard to impress and is instead comfortable with its own simplicity. Other antonyms of hifalutin include natural, unassuming, and sincere. These words suggest a lack of artifice and a genuine quality that is refreshing in a world that sometimes seems obsessed with image over substance.

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