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grandiose Explained

grandiose at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


grandiose at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1840, from Fr. grandiose "impressive," from It. grandioso, from L. grandis "big." ///

grandiose at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: Italian grandioso, from Latin grandis; GRAND1]// grandiose plans sound very important or impressive, but are not practical// grandiose scheme/plan/idea etc // --grandiose schemes of urban renewal//

grandiose at French => English Of Explained:

grand, grandiose, magnificent, superb

grandiose at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "grandiose":
Babylonian, Corinthian, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected,
ambitious, august, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, bedizened,
big-sounding, bombastic, convoluted, cosmic, declamatory, deluxe,
elaborate, elegant, elevated, euphuistic, extravagant, fancy, fine,
flamboyant, flaming, flash, flashy, flaunting, florid, fulsome,
fustian, garish, gaudy, glorious, grand, grandiloquent,
grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding,
highfalutin, histrionic, imposing, impressive, inflated, inkhorn,
labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lordly, lurid, luxurious,
magnificent, magniloquent, majestic, melodramatic, meretricious,
monumental, noble, orotund, ostentatious, overambitious, overdone,
overelaborate, overinvolved, overwhelming, overwrought, palatial,
pedantic, plush, pompous, posh, pretentious, princely, proud,
rhetorical, ritzy, royal, sensational, sensationalistic,
sententious, showy, sonorous, splendacious, splendid,
splendiferous, stately, stilted, sumptuous, superb, superfancy,
superfine, swank, swanky, swell, tall, tortuous, unfathomable,
utopian, vast, visionary

grandiose at French => English Of Explained:

grandiose [grãdjoz]
grand, grandiose, magnificent, superb

grandiose at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Ornament): ornamented, beautified, ornate, florid, rich, flowery, euphemistic, sonorous, high-sounding, turgid, pompous, stilted, high flown, sententious, rhetorical, declamatory, grandiose, grandiloquent, sesquipedalian, bombastic.

grandiose at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(disapproving) seeming very impressive but too large, complicated, expensive, etc. to be practical or possible:
The grandiose scheme for a journey across the desert came to nothing. * a grandiose opera house * He could no longer live the grandiose lifestyle to which he had become accustomed.

Grandiose at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Grandiose \Gran"di*ose"\, a. [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See
1. Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid;
striking; -- in a good sense.

The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept
down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of
the whole. --M. Arnold.

The grandiose red tulips which grow wild. --C.

2. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor;
flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a
grandiose style.

grandiose at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur;
used to show disapproval
2: affectedly genteel [syn: {hifalutin}, {highfalutin}, {highfaluting},
{hoity-toity}, {la-di-da}]

grandiose at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » grandiose|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » grandioso|lang=it, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » grandis||great, grand|lang=la (English Inter: term » grand|lang=en).


Inter: en-ad » j
  • large and impressive, in size, scope or extent
    1. pompous or pretentious

      Related terms

      * grand

  • grandeur
  • grandiosity
  • grandioso


    Inter: trans-top » large and impressive, in size, scope or extent
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grandiose
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|grandiózus
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|grandioso

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|грандиозный|sc=Cyrl|tr=grandióznyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grandioso
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|grandios

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pompous or pretentious
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grandiose
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|grandiózus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|grandioso
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grandioso

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k


      * diagnoser, organdies, organised



    Inter: head » it|adjective form Inter: f » p
  • Inter: feminine plural of » grandioso|lang=it

  • Translation: et » grandiose
    Translation: el » grandiose
    Translation: fa » grandiose
    Translation: fr » grandiose
    Translation: ko » grandiose
    Translation: io » grandiose
    Translation: it » grandiose
    Translation: kn » grandiose
    Translation: pl » grandiose
    Translation: ru » grandiose
    Translation: ta » grandiose
    Translation: vi » grandiose
    Translation: zh » grandiose