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Any word to describe someone who pretends to be sophisticated, smart and know-all but in reality is just so stupid to realize his/her stupidity because he/she always surrounded by likewise stupid people?

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    Welcome to ELU. Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered. Aug 20, 2019 at 20:23
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    There's something related to the Dunning Kruger effect, but I can't think of a single word for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
    – puppetsock
    Aug 20, 2019 at 20:31
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    'Realty' has a different meaning. It should be 'reality' in this context. Aug 20, 2019 at 21:05
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    @ArtyomLugovoy fixed!
    – Snehal
    Aug 20, 2019 at 21:22
  • Check out "anosognosia".
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 8, 2019 at 17:56

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Your example person may be a Pseud.

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  • That seems appropriate! Thanks
    – Snehal
    Aug 20, 2019 at 21:23
  • Is “pseud” short for “pseudo-intellectual”?
    – mRotten
    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:26

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