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Definitions for grandiose
ˈgræn diˌoʊsgrandiose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandioseadjective

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

  2. grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-daadjective

    affectedly genteel

Wiktionary

  1. grandioseadjective

    large and impressive, in size, scope or extent

    Etymology: From grandiose, from grandioso, from grandis.

  2. grandioseadjective

    pompous or pretentious

    Etymology: From grandiose, from grandioso, from grandis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grandioseadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.]

  2. Grandioseadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.]

Anagrams for grandiose »

  1. diagnoser, organdies, organised

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Numerology

  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. 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.”

  2. Charles Bukowski:

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

  3. Francisco Toledo:

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

  4. Charles Bukowski:

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

  5. 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.

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