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grandiose

gran·di·ose

grandiose

 
pronunciation:
graen di os
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pretentious, pompous, or ridiculously grand.
He had grandiose plans to become a famous novelist, but he 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.
a 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
derivations: grandiosely (adv.), grandiosity (n.)
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The word grandiose contains the following part:
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.