15 Big Fancy Words To Sound Smart and Boost Your Eloquence

November 28, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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In this story, I'll discuss about 15 big fancy words that will help you sound smart and eloquent. 

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1. Conundrum 

Conundrum is the perfect word to use if you want to express your frustration over a difficult problem. 

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2. Enigmatic 

This word sounds beautiful, and what's more, it automatically boosts your eloquence levels.

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3. Essentially 

Just as Basically refers to the most important basis of something, Essentially is about the innermost essence.

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4. Juxtaposition 

If you posit two contrasting images next to each other, the obvious difference is what's called a juxtaposition. 

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5. Idiosyncratic 

Idiosyncratic essentially means that the person or product in question is very unusual or strange.

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6. Dystopian 

This is a word that isn't all too fancy but that's uncommon enough to make you look intelligent. 

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7. Catharsis 

Speaking of books, Catharsis is a feeling you may experience after having read a really good one.

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8. Serendipitous 

Serendipitous describes a situation where something good happens by complete chance. 

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9. Quintessential 

Quintessential described as 'the perfect example'. e.g.- 'She was the quintessential high school queen'. 

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10. Besotted 

This word gives the feeling of infatuation more power. It describes the magnanimity of love more precisely. 

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11. Ubiquitous 

This word means 'found everywhere'. It is quite a rare word to hear on the street, so it'll definitely help you stand out if that's what you're aiming for.

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12. Unequivocally 

Unequivocally basically means 'without a doubt'. If something's as clear as can be, it's unequivocal. 

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13. Cerebral 

If something's cerebral, it means it uses a lot of brain power or relates to the brain in some way.

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14. Vivacious 

Vivacious translates to Lively, but that description does not do it justice. It is all about zest for life.

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15. Capricious 

Capricious essentially means moody or unpredictable, except it sounds better. 

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It is up to you to decide which ones you want to incorporate into your day-to-day life in order to sound smart and boost your eloquence.