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Describing behaviour that is intended to impress others - synonyms or related words

grand

adjective

a grand person behaves as if they are very important

flamboyant

adjective

behaving or dressing in a way that deliberately attracts attention

grandly

adverb

in a way that tries to impress you or to make you feel admiration but often does not

bombastic

adjective

using words that are intended to impress people but do not sound sincere or do not express things very clearly

dramatic

adjective

dramatic behaviour is done to impress other people

bling

adjective

informal

deliberately showing that you are rich by spending money in an obvious way, or wearing expensive clothes or jewellery

trophy

adjective

showing disapproval

used about things that you get because you want to impress other people

ostentatious

adjective

showing disapproval

intended to impress people or attract their admiration, in a way that you think is extreme and unnecessary

boastful

adjective

showing disapproval

someone who is boastful often talks proudly about things they have done or can do, or about something they own, especially in order to make other people admire them

flash

adjective

informal

showing disapproval

if someone is flash, they own expensive things in order to show how much money they have

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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