Grandiose


grandiose |ˈgrandēˌōs; ˌgrandēˈōs|

adjective

impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, esp. pretentiously so : the court’s grandiose facade.

• excessively grand or ambitious : grandiose plans to reform the world.

Grandiose: impressive or magnificent appearance or style

DERIVATIVES

grandiosely |ˈgrøndiˈoʊsli| |ˈgrøndiˈoʊsli| adverb

grandiosity |ˌgrandēˈäsitē| |ˈgrøndiˈɑsədi| |-ˈɒsɪti| noun

ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from French, from Italian grandioso, from grande ‘grand.’

 

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