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Meaning of GRANDIOSE

Pronunciation:  'grandee`ows

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  2. [adj]  affectedly genteel
 

GRANDIOSE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, impressive, la-di-da, pretentious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gran"di*ose"\, a. [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See
{Grand}.]
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.
                                               Kingsley.

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

 
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