grandeur


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gran·deur

 (grăn′jər, -jo͝or′)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being grand; magnificence: "The world is charged with the grandeur of God" (Gerard Manley Hopkins).
2. Nobility or greatness of character.

[Middle English, from Old French, from grand, great, from Latin grandis.]

grandeur

(ˈɡrændʒə)
n
1. personal greatness, esp when based on dignity, character, or accomplishments
2. magnificence; splendour
3. pretentious or bombastic behaviour

gran•deur

(ˈgræn dʒər, -dʒʊər)

n.
1. the quality or state of being grand: the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.
2. an instance of something that is grand.
[1490–1500; < French, Old French, =grand- grand + -eur -or1]

Grandeur

See also size.

1. Psychiatry. a form of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, or power.
2. an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things. — megalomaniac, n. — megalomaniacal, adj.
Psychiatry. a slowly progressive personality disorder marked by delusions, especially of persecution and grandeur. — paranoid, paranoiac, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandeur - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grandgrandeur - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
eclat - brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; "the eclat of a great achievement"
2.grandeur - the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conductgrandeur - the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
honorableness, honourableness - the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor
high-mindedness, noble-mindedness, idealism - elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued
sublimity - nobility in thought or feeling or style

grandeur

noun
1. splendour, glory, majesty, nobility, pomp, state, magnificence, sumptuousness, sublimity, stateliness Only once inside do you appreciate the church's true grandeur.

grandeur

noun
Something meriting the highest praise or regard:
Translations
عَظَمَه، رَوْعَه
velkolepost
pragt
nagyszerűség
glæsileiki
didingumas
krāšņumslieliskums
azametihtişam

grandeur

[ˈgrændjəʳ] N [of occasion, scenery, house etc] → lo imponente; [of style] → lo elevado

grandeur

[ˈgrændʒər] n
[house, scenery] → magnificence f, splendeur f
[position] → éminence f

grandeur

nGröße f; (of scenery, music also)Erhabenheit f; (of manner also)Würde f, → Vornehmheit f

grandeur

[ˈgrændjəʳ] n (of occasion, scenery) → grandiosità, maestà; (of style, house) → splendore m

grandeur

(ˈgrӕndʒə) noun
great and impressive beauty. the grandeur of the Alps.
References in classic literature ?
Nor, in profile, does this wondrous brow diminish; though that way viewed, its grandeur does not domineer upon you so.
At length - at length - after so many days Of weary pilgrimage and burning thirst,(Thirst for the springs of lore that in thee lie,) I kneel, an altered and an humble man, Amid thy shadows, and so drink within My very soul thy grandeur, gloom, and glory!
Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion.
Excuse me my Sophia for having thus unwillingly offended you--" replied I--and then changing the conversation, desired her to admire the noble Grandeur of the Elms which sheltered us from the Eastern Zephyr.
The day before yesterday it was 'Napoleon, France, bravoure'; yesterday, 'Alexandre, Russie, grandeur.
The power of displaying the grandeur of his patroness to his wondering visitors, and of letting them see her civility towards himself and his wife, was exactly what he had wished for; and that an opportunity of doing it should be given so soon, was such an instance of Lady Catherine's condescension, as he knew not how to admire enough.
Far to the east the Three Tetons lift their heads sublimely, and dominate this wide sea of lava -- one of the most striking features of a wilderness where everything seems on a scale of stern and simple grandeur.
Such grandeur of design, and such grace of execution, as one sees in the temples of Baalbec, have not been equaled or even approached in any work of men's hands that has been built within twenty centuries past.
A few short months now, and he would hear with his own ears all around him the language which seemed most apt for grandeur of soul and passion.
Indeed, many are the Nantucket ships in which you will see the skipper parading his quarter-deck with an elated grandeur not surpassed in any military navy; nay, extorting almost as much outward homage as if he wore the imperial purple, and not the shabbiest of pilot-cloth.
Over against him stood his horse with his saddle and other furniture hanging by him, for in this country, the master and his horse make use of the same apartment, nor doth the King in this respect affect more grandeur than his subjects.
The Epic has here an advantage, and one that conduces to grandeur of effect, to diverting the mind of the hearer, and relieving the story with varying episodes.