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gran·di·ose

grandiose

 
 
pronunciation:
graen di os
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pretentious, pompous, or ridiculously grand.
With his enormous wealth, he had a grandiose mansion constructed that not only looked like a castle but was surrounded by a moat.She had grandiose plans to become a famous novelist, but she lacked the discipline to write.
synonyms:
ostentatious, pompous, pretentious
antonyms:
humble, modest
similar words:
bombastic, lofty, overblown, portentous
definition 2: exceptionally grand or impressive; imposing.
The museum visitors were delighted by the grandiose display of royal jewelry.
synonyms:
magnificent, majestic, regal, splendid, stately, sumptuous
antonyms:
lowly, unimpressive
similar words:
extravagant, imposing, impressive, kingly, lavish, opulent, palatial, pompous
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derivations: grandiosely (adv.), grandiosity (n.)
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