An example of grandeur is the look and design of the Palace of Versailles or other old famous castles.
- splendor; magnificence
- moral or intellectual greatness; nobility
Origin of grandeurFrench ; from grand: see grand
- The quality or condition of being grand; magnificence: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God” (Gerard Manley Hopkins).
- Nobility or greatness of character.
Origin of grandeurMiddle English, from Old French, from grand, great, from Latin grandis.
See also size.megalomania 1. Psychiatry. a form of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, or power. 2. an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things. —megalomaniac, n. —megalomaniacal, adj. paranoia Psychiatry. a slowly progressive personality disorder marked by delusions, especially of persecution and grandeur. —paranoid, paranoiac, adj.