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 (grăn′dē-ōs′, grăn′dē-ōs′)
1. Characterized by greatness of scope or intent; grand: a grandiose plan to develop the city's waterfront.
2. Characterized by excessive self-importance or affected grandeur; pompous: "It's important ... for judges not to be rattled by political attacks into grandiose assertions of judicial supremacy" (Jeffrey Rosen).

[French, from Italian grandioso, from grande, great, from Latin grandis.]

gran′di·ose′ly adv.
gran′di·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Adv.1.grandiosely - in a grandiose manner; "the building was bombastically spacious"
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adv remarkgrandios (also pej); nameschwülstig
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