What does grandiose mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term grandiose:

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


  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

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