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ˈgræn diˌoʊsgrandiose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandiose(adj)

    impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

  2. grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da(adj)

    affectedly genteel


  1. grandiose(Adjective)

    large and impressive, in size, scope or extent

  2. grandiose(Adjective)

    pompous or pretentious

  3. Origin: From grandiose, from grandioso, from grandis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grandiose(adj)

    impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; -- in a good sense

  2. Grandiose(adj)

    characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style

  3. Origin: [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.]

Anagrams for grandiose »

  1. diagnoser, organdies, organised

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grandiose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grandiose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of grandiose in a Sentence

  1. Francisco Toledo:

    My father had grandiose plans for me ; he wanted me to be Benito Juarez.

  2. Fawn M. Brodie:

    Richard Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied.

  3. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “I emphatically do not assert the general ‘truth’ of this philosophy of punctuational change. Any attempt to support the exclusive validity of such a grandiose notion would border on the nonsensical.”

  4. Charles Bukowski:

    You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

  5. Fernando Meirelles:

    Athens was about the classics, Beijing was grandiose and muscular, London was smart, and ours - ours will be cool.

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