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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandiosity - high-flown stylegrandiosity - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
flourish - a display of ornamental speech or language
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian, rant - pompous or pretentious talk or writing
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1. Something meriting the highest praise or regard:
2. Boastful self-importance or display:
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n (psych) grandiosidad f
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